Things just keep getting better and better in the world of Halo-8, and this past weekend at C2E2 the company revealed details on some of its future releases that will follow the release of the highly anticipated “GODKILLER”. One of these films will be written and illustrated exclusively for the company by none other than “30 DAYS OF NIGHT” illustrator and “WORMWOOD” scribe Ben Templesmith! Inside you can get all the details on the announcement straight from the man himself. Read on for the skinny.
“So what is BLACK SKY? So far, all I can say is sort of Band Of Brothers…but with SQUID. ( Well, Cthulhu-ish ideas and my love of all things tentactular ) Yes, it’s a war comic. Want to get all emotional and down and dirty with it. Not exactly comedy in the vein of Wormwood… It’s post apocalyptic. I deals with a small group of soldiers, as the human race is reduced to relatively low tech solutions to claw back their planet, the new religion that drives them on to this goal in the face of hopelessness…and all the stuff that comes from such things. Many horrific and hopefully, some touching “tales from the front” in many ways. And of course, they’ll end up being players in a major event that may define the now generations long conflict. Lots of action but with an actual point to it I hope, rather than an excuse to simply draw “cool” things.
It’s going to be an interesting ride and Matt Pizzolo, F.J. DeSanto and gang at Halo-8 are giving me a fantastic chance to explore the new dynamics opening up in storytelling media.
And yes, there will be a comic book form of this also, in print. But that’s a secondary production so will basically be an adaptation of what the original project will be. So in many ways the comic will probably have to have different/extra content. I find the whole idea of this process fascinating.”
As Far As A Release Date, Don’t Expect Anything To Soon…
“No release date yet, just a commitment to start on this thing in the second half of the year, once CHOKER ( with writer Ben McCool ) is fully completed.
We also had the chance to sit and speak with Ben about the project as well as “CHOKER” while at the C2E2 convention so be sure to keep it locked here at Bloody-Disgusting.com’s Graphic Content as we bring you that and more interviews from the Con and with the great folks at Halo-8!