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Killing Demons is Cool Again

Published January 30, 2006 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Engine Press
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Chalk up another graphic novel adaptation! Last week we had posted that Priest would be the next to join films such as V for Vendetta, Sin City and 300.

Now we have been told that the latest graphic novel could be the darkest yet.

Killing Demons Adaptation gets Douglas and Raimi

According to Variety, Atmosphere Entertainment MM and Platinum Studios will team up to bring the Platinum graphic novel Killing Demons to the bigscreen.

When Killing Demons first came out to print it had a press release that claimed the following:

Billed as a "B-Horror film on paper," Killing Demons hopes to reenergize the independent horror market in comics. "Comics has a grand tradition of telling horror stories that, with a few exceptions, has gone by the wayside," reflects writer Peter Siegel, "With Killing Demons, we're trying to tap into the energy of the early Wes Craven or John Carpenter films. If we've done our job right, people will come away entertained, disturbed and, hopefully, disgusted."

Killing Demons chronicles the adventures of Joshua Brand, an anachronistic demon hunter in the modern world who is called upon by Police Detective Sarah Bentley to help investigate a string of serial killings. Sarah doesn't believe in demons, but as Joshua is the only one willing to help her, it's a point she doesn't have time to argue.

The killer has chosen his next victim, and Sarah will take whatever works...

After reading the 13-page preview for the graphic it looks like the story will begin with a prologue that shows a kid, Joshua Brand, arrive home to see his family slain by supernatural creatures. A man saves the boy tells Joshua that he is a 'Butcher' and that their are 'others' like him. Joshua leaves with the man and grows into a revenge-hungry demon hunter who must reprioritize when he finds some of the humans in his world are worse than the spirits.

Atmosphere claims that Killing Demons is their first step at creating screen heroes from lesser-known comic origins.

Killing Demons is currently waiting on a screenwriter to adapt the story into a screenplay.

Stay tuned for updates.

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