Declared back again in June, a new acquire on 1972’s Blacula is on the way from MGM, Bron and Concealed Empire Film Team, with Deon Taylor (The Intruder) on board to immediate the movie.
In addition to that “modern reimagining,” we have uncovered today that a Blacula graphic novel is also on the way future calendar year, coming from Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander.
The press launch describes, “Zombie Enjoy Studios, the comic studio and publishing imprint started by Eisner Award nominated graphic novel creator and award-winning television author-producer Rodney Barnes, today introduced it options to release a graphic novel adaptation of the typical 1970s film Blacula. Securing the graphic novel legal rights from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), Barnes has reteamed with his Killadelphia collaborator and fellow Eisner Award nominee Jason Shawn Alexander to illustrate the home.
“A veteran Tv set author/producer and a seasoned graphic novel creator, Barnes is the excellent inventive to carry the typical horror film again to lifestyle in this all-new way. Expanding from the first movie, Barnes’ Blacula builds a bridge from the 70’s version of the legendary bloodsucker to our existing-day world and all of its complications. Underneath the settlement, Barnes will adapt and launch the assets as a result of his Zombie Adore Studios.
“The graphic novel is slated for a February 2022 launch.”
“Originally released in 1972 by American Worldwide Photographs (AIP) and later acquired by MGM by the studio’s acquisition of Orion Images, Blacula swiftly became one of the maximum-grossing films of its year, landing at #24 on Variety’s checklist of top films. The original Blacula is commonly regarded one of the to start with depictions of a Black vampire on-screen, and has been credited with sparking a wave of Black-themed horror movies that would abide by. Nevertheless, it is the film’s storytelling and layered subtext that sparked Barnes creative fascination. Making use of vampirism as a metaphor for slavery’s long-time period repercussions, the first movie available cultural commentary that spoke to a further social and psychological curse inflicted on a complete persons. This inventive attribute is a person that falls incredibly considerably in line with Barnes’ tactic to style and content material as a total, but also speaks specifically to the inspiration and motivation for launching his own comedian studio and publishing imprint.
“Launched with the objective of staying a resourceful room committed to storytelling from BIPOC perspectives in a structure where by they typically are not explained to, Zombie Adore Studios permits Barnes to concurrently increase his inventive footprint even though also generating a larger impact on the comedian marketplace by removing any limits on these kinds of tales to get to the sincere depiction of the society. In addition to Blacula, Barnes and Zombie Adore Studios are established to launch two extra titles in 2022: Crownsville, a ghost story set in the 1st black insane asylum in America, and Florence and Normandie, a science fiction epic established in South Los Angeles that Barnes has partnered with rapper Xzibit to produce.”