BD announced a few days ago that Alan Robert’s hit graphic novel, Crawl to Me, has landed screenwriters David White and T.J. Cimfel for the upcoming adaptation. David A. Armstrong (Saw cinematographer) will direct the feature, with Robert himself as a co-producer. For those who haven’t yet read “Crawl to Me”, the collected hardcover edition will hit shops this summer and you need to check it out. It’s a haunting tale displaying the true horrors in our world and the people who have to live them out. The full scoop on the movie can be read after the jump.
Official press release from IDW:
The first printing of Alan Robert’s critically acclaimed horror graphic novel, Crawl to Me (IDW Publishing), sold out within a week of its release, back in January 2012. As a result, the award-winning publisher will be pressing a special hardcover version this summer, titled Crawl to Me: Evil Edgar Edition. As previously announced, director David A. Armstrong, cinematographer for the successful box-office hit franchise, Saw, is attached to direct a live-action adaptation of Crawl to Me for the big screen. Additionally, screenwriters, David White and T.J. Cimfel have recently signed on to pen the Crawl to Me screenplay. Robert will produce, alongside his partners Jeff Mazzola (Descent) and Christopher White (My Super Psycho Sweet 16 franchise).
“It’s exciting to watch this thing come to life by people who are super passionate about telling this story,” says creator, Robert. “Over the last few months, we’ve received about a dozen different treatments from various writers to adapt the property. I can safely say that T.J. and Dave’s unique take on the material definitely stood out from the rest. We’re extremely proud to announce that they’ve officially joined the team.”
David White and T.J. Cimfel wrote the contained thriller Shut In, which is currently under option at Ombra Films. Additionally, Cimfel’s supernatural thriller No Tell Motel was recently produced by Enderby Entertainment and is scheduled for release in late 2012.
“Crawl To Me really appeals to us because it builds a haunting story around an emotional and intelligent core. It has characters you can connect with, yet doesn’t sacrifice any of the visceral thrills you want from a good horror story. It’s the perfect combination for us to tackle,” says, White and Cimfel. “The artwork really drew us in. It’s a dark story, but it’s told through these beautiful images that you can’t turn away from. And there’s a cinematic flow to the action—the story’s screaming to be put on the screen.”
The Crawl to Me graphic novel, written and illustrated by the Brooklyn-bred Life of Agony bassist, collected the original 2011 comic series with a painted cover by renowned Monocyte artist, Menton3. The introduction for the book, was written by Robert’s former cartooning teacher and legendary comics artist, Walter Simonson (Thor).
Robert’s upcoming Killogy comic series is slated for an October 2012 release through IDW Publishing. Major announcements coming shortly!
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