As hinted at a few days ago here on B-D, inside you’ll find your first look at the Mortis Rex San Diego Comic Con Teaser exclusive art print, drawn by the movie’s concept artist Stuart Jennett, and colored by Grant Kempster. This is a limited run of only 200 (yes you heard that right: 200!), and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Want one? Want it signed? Read on to see how to score one. Mortis Rex is to be directed by Peter Briggs, writer of Hellboy.
Taken from the larger One-Sheet artwork, each 11 x 17″ Lovecraftian-esque goodie is hand signed and numbered, and Hellboy screenwriter Peter Briggs will be there at Comicon on early Saturday afternoon (sometime between 2 to 4…exact time to be finalized) to give these away (yes, they’re free), personalizing each and every one. You’ll find him at Booth 2104 (the “Bafflegagging Blundernagging Brothers” table…no, you also read that right!), in aisle 2100 right across from DC Comics and between IDW and Diamond.
Written and directed by Briggs, the $30m supernatural horror-thriller starts casting next week. These babies are going to be snapped up like hot cakes at Comicon, so don’t say you weren’t warned.
“Mortis” tells the story of Cassius Virius, a disgraced Roman soldier, who is sent to Scotland to team up with Syrus Petronius, the washed-up commander of the Roman fort of Briga Magna on Hadrian’s Wall. Briga Magna has been suffering a spate of inexplicable deaths, which Cassius suspects is connected to the local hostile Druid populace, who may be readying another rebellion. What he actually uncovers is much more deadly and horrifying.
“Mortis Rex” was announced at the AFM in November last year, and is being distributed by Intandem Films (“How To Lose Friends And Alienate People”); with FX duties being handled by Pixomondo (“Red Baron”; Emmerich’s “2012”; the Wachowskis’ “Ninja Assassin”; and the recently announced remake of “The Gate”.)