Filmworks and Bron Management To Produce A Slate of Films starting with Paradox
Arcana Studios, an award winning comic book publisher and transmedia producer, has joined forces with Emmy Award winning production company Legacy Filmworks, and production/finance group Bron Management, to produce the sci-fi thriller “Paradox,” which is currently in production in British Columbia.
Deborah Gabler, through her production shingle Legacy Filmworks will produce the film alongside Bron Management’s Aaron L Gilbert. Arcana’s Founder/Publisher comic book titles.will executive produce. Paradox is the first in a slate of five live-action genre feature films in the deal with Arcana. All slate films are based on Arcana published sci-fi, thriller, and horror
Paradox, which is based on the comic book series by Christos Gage, introduces homicide detective Sean Nault, a cop on a parallel Earth who is investigating a baffling series of murders committed by a means his Earth has never seen before: the power of science. Sean uncovers an apocalyptic plot that will lead him to another dimension and the realization that, unless he prevents it, both earths could be destroyed.
The film which was written by Christos Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage, is being diercted by Brenton Spencer, who is best known for his work on Stargate: Atlantis and Earth: Final Conflict and stars fan favorite sci-fi star, (Andromeda, Hercules).
Other comic-to-film slate projects include; Chopper, horror/thriller going to camera end of January 2009 and Sundown, a vampire western thriller scheduled for April/May 2009.
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter Here
is proud to announce the release of the next installment of the Kade franchise, with Kade Rising Sun featuring Billy Tucci’s Shi!
This series finds Kade 300 years after the death of Ezra. However, the memory still haunts him. Since then he has traveled the world searching for the demons that will bring closure to his past. On th ehunt for the demons that plague our world, and his soul, has been his only objective and it has led him to the Land of the Rising Sun, where he meets the beautiful assassin, Shi.
To celebrate this monumental team-up, Shi creator, Billy Tucci, has provided a stunning cover featuring the two characters as well as Ethan Peacock. Tucci and Peacock are just two of the many famous artists who have provided their depiction of Arcana’s gothic demon hunter. Other artists include Humberto Ramos, Stjepan Sejic, Greg Horn, Ben Templesmith, Ashley Wood, and Mike Grell.
Kade Rising #1 is scheduled for a December release and written by Sean O’Reilly and Jay Busbee with artwork by Christian Duce.
After 25 years, The Greatest American Hero returns with all new original stories and adventures (SEP083720). Stephen J Cannell‘s beloved cult classic makes it debut to the comic book world courtesy of star himself, , along with acclaimed writers Christopher Folino (Sparks), Sean O’Reilly (Kade), and Derek McCaw (Tony Loco). Just came out December 17th so fly out to your local comic book retailer!
Buy the book now: http://www.arcanacomics.com/store/
This month, Arcana’s VP of Operation Mark Poulton interviews Greatest American Hero star and co-writer of the new comic book series, William Katt.
MP: William, you recently started your own comic book company, Catastrophic Comics. Have you always been a fan of comics and is this something you always wanted to do?
WK: There were times in my youth I got myself into trouble and learned to conjure stories to worm my way out of harms way (my father’s wrath) – it was right around the time I was discovering Superman and . Story telling and comics somehow had their roots tied together at age 12.
MP: How did you partner up with Arcana Comics on the Greatest American Hero comic book series?
WK: They had the salt – we had the pepper – and we needed both to get it done. They’re good people and we’re enjoying working together.
MP: You were at SDCC this past summer to announce the series. How was your con experience?
WK: Dennis Madalone (Stunt Coordinator), and myself a standing ovation as we started our Q&A. The rest of the convention was just as wonderful. Greatest American Hero is still worth celebrating 25 years later. I feel honored.turned to me on the way to our panel and asked… “what if no one shows up?” She didn’t have to worry… as we rounded the corner we say that this huge convention room was filled with hundreds of very gracious wonderful fans giving Bob Culp, Connie Selleca,
MP: Do you plan to attend any upcoming conventions?
WK: I’m at Super Megacon in NJ December 6 & 7th and I’ll be at the NYCC in February.
MP: The limited series is a re-telling of the Greatest American Hero origin. Will we see Ralph in any new comic book adventures afterwards?
WK: After the first 3 issues, we’ll start telling new stories as if the show never ended. Only difference will be that it is 2009 but the characters are all still by and large the same. They bad guys will be a little more prevalent – a little more dangerous.
MP: Why do you think after all of these years the fans are still passionate about the television series?
WK: It’s like when you fall in love with your first rock band – Led Zeppelin – Bad Company – Grateful Dead – it’s something that stays with you - don’t know if we can explain it. I just try and pay homage to it and remember it’s all about the fans.
MP: You were recently on Heroes, what else can fans expect from you in the New Year?
WK: “Mythology Wars” will be released later in the spring – and then of course more Greatest American Hero issues. I’m also asking for a few billion dollars from congress since everyone else is… I promise to share it with the fans.
MP: Thank you for your time, William! And fans, remember to pick up Greatest American Hero #1 on shelves December 17th!
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