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Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire
David Goyer, who has always had a thing for vampires, will join up with New Regency to bring the novel Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire to the bigscreen.
Goyer to Direct Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire
David Goyer will direct Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, an illustrated novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Gorden. The authors have been given the task of adapting the book into a working screenplay.
Just-published by Bantam, the graphic novel tells the story of the awakening of supreme evil on Earth. Lord Henry Baltimore is bitten by a demonic vampire bat on a WWI battlefield. The plague destroys his family, and Baltimore creates a team to hunt and fight the Red King, the embodiment of all evil.
Mignola is know stranger to adaptations, since it was he who created the comicbook character and series Hellboy. He was also the conceptual artist for both Bram Stoker's Dracula and Blade 2.
Golden is also becoming integrated into Hollywood, with three of his projects currently being adapted by studios. Some of his novels include The Myth Hunters and Wildwood Road.
Goyer, who I always felt was a much better writer than director, recently helmed The Invisible and will next direct the X-Men spinoff, Magneto. He also helped write the script for Batman Begins with Christopher Nolan.