Nanny and Hank Comic Book Optioned

December 6, 2011 Uptown 6 Productions has obtained the rights to Bluewater’s graphic novel NANNY & HANK. The story is about a couple living their golden years; thinking about grandchildren and musing about days gone by. But their quiet life is disrupted by a disgruntled vampire. Now Nanny & Hank have to deal with the realization that they have become bloodsuckers and the world they know is forever changed.

“NANNY & HANK: RETIREMENT IS HELL is the ‘funniest’ take on mortality and morality to ever splash the pages of a comic book,” said Uptown 6’s president Adam Lipsius. “The protagonists’ plight is rife with truth and humor. These heroes creep me out with how cool they are, and Uptown 6 is committed to bringing every giggle and shiver to the big screen. We couldn’t be more excited to be in business with Bluewater, the new tastemakers in indie comics.”

According to Bluewater’s president Darren G. Davis, the story, written by Mark L. Miller and illustrated by Steve Babb, is based on his own family. “Call it a love letter to my grandparents. The main characters are based on them, and it was a riot trying to insert some of the funny old family stories into a vampiric context.”

This is the fourth property optioned from the Vancouver, Washington-based independent comic book producer. Their myth-superhero mash-up ISIS was optioned by Paramount, the otherworldly adventure serial SINBAD-ROGUE OF MARS is currently in pre-production through Morningside Entertainment, and Universal owns the rights to Bluewater’s flagship heroine, THE 10TH MUSE.

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