All weekend I have been smacking off the ridiculous allegations that the comic book to film adaptation’s success is at its end due to the failure of “KICK-ASS” and “THE LOSERS” to break even at the box-office. (This is all rubbish by the way) But none of that seems to be affecting production companies as yet another comic book property has been snatched up and will be seeing a silver screen adaptation in the not so distant future. This time it is the Platinum Publishing story “BLOOD NATION” that is being eyed, and inside you can get all the details on the story. “Set in the not-too-distant-future, “Blood Nation” tells the story of a country overrun by vampires and walled off from the rest of the world. Decades later, rumors that these creatures have found a way to escape their isolation force a small group of humans to pierce into the heart of the nation on a mission to save humanity.”
“”‘Blood Nation’ is a world war movie set in the future where the humans and the vampires have divided up the planet but not yet made peace with each other,” said Milchan.
Platinum, which has a library of more than 5,000 titles, is de veloping Cowboys and Aliens” with Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, DreamWorks, Universal, Imagine and Kurtzman/Orci. The banner’s in post-production on “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night” with Hyde Park and Omnilab and also is developing “Unique,” “The Witchblade,” “Atlantis Rising” and “The Weapon.”
“Milchan will produce with Platinum Studios’ chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Randy Greenberg of The Greenberg Group, who helped negotiate the deal, will exec produce.”
I’m not to sure about this one since I have never even heard of the story personally, but it sounds like another “DAYBREAKERS” style film. Seeing as that film saw moderate success (and was awesome at that) I’ll have to keep my eye on this one as it develops further. What say you?