Ghouly Boys Comic Book Optioned

January 18, 2006 According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comic-book series The Ghouly Boys may be brought to the big screen by Benderspink, which adapted John Wagner and Vince Locke’s graphic novel, A History of Violence. Manndate Pictures has optioned the film rights and Benderspink is on deck to produce.

The Ghouly Boys centers on a wolf boy, a child zombie, a young sea monster and the son of the Boogie Man, who team up for adventure when normal kids reject them. Created, written and illustrated by an artist who goes by the name Christopher, the comics were first published in 2004 by Slave Labor Graphics Publishing.

The film is being handled by Mandate production VP Scott Coleman, while Vanessa Scott oversees production for Benderspink, which has a first-look deal with New Line Cinema. Mandate recently completed production on the upcoming Sam Raimi-produced Rise, starring Lucy Liu and directed by Gothika scribe Sebastian Gutierrez (She Creature).

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