OMFG Of The Day: ‘Random Acts Of Violence’ To Get Movie Treatment

Continuing the trend of horror comics getting the big screen treatment it has just been announced that actor/writer Jay Baruchel (“THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE”, Pictured Below) will be helping to adapt Image Comics’ “RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE”, which was released as a one-shot graphic novella back in 2010. The story was originally written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti was formally titled “SPLATTERMAN”, and followed the rise and subsequent fall of two comic book creators whose creation gets out of hand and begins to result in the deaths of not only their friends, but the people closest to them. Below you can read an excerpt from the story from Comic Book Resources’ Spin-Off.com

Comic Book Resources’ Spin-Off Reports…

“Published in April 2010 by Image Comics, the story centers on two comic-book creators who find success with with their first published work, a horror character named Slasherman. But when people begin dying during their book tour, it becomes clear the duo’s creation has taken on a life of its own. The 72-page book was written by frequent collaborators Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, and illustrated by Giancarlo Caracuzzo.

“It’s a horror tale that twists several of the genre’s conventions,” Gray told Comic Book Resources last year. “At times, it feels like The Hangover meets Silence of the Lambs. How’s that for a combination? Random Acts of Violence plugs into and twists the human need to belong and identify with something bigger than ourselves. There’s always been a fear that video games, music or comics lead directly to violence and the decay of civilization, [and] Slasherman is a Frankenstein monster that grows into a blood-soaked pop culture disaster.”

The Full Article Can Be Read Over At Spin-Off.com