It seems as if there’s no shortage of supernatural or undead properties for Hollywood to farm these days. The recent acquisition of Top Cow comic In the Dust suggests that the public still hungers for more vampiric fare. George Mahaffey, who co-created the graphic novel with Christian Duce, is slated to pen the adaptation.
In the Dust sends a government agent out to investigate the reported disappearances of small-town Midwest families during the “black blizzard” storms in the 1930s Dust Bowl. When an army of vampires are found to be the culprits, the agent forges a partnership with Al Capone’s gang to protect the vampires’ next target: Chicago. The 165-page graphic novel will hit shelves next year. Hit the jump for more on In the Dust and Sin City 2.
Paramount has purchased George Mahaffey’s screenplay Heatseekers for Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes (Andrew Form and Brad Fuller) to produce. According to THR, the deal for the original action screenplay was in the mid-six figures. Here’s the synopsis:
In the mold of Fast & Furious and Point Break, Heatseekers follows a young ex-military pilot who infiltrates a gang of aerial “pirates” working out of Bangkok and takes part in an elaborate tower heist using powered gliders and parachutes.
I spoke to Form and Fuller yesterday and they said they didn’t have any projects ready to go, so this one is a long way out. Not sure about this one…but if they get the right director it could be fun.