Occult Crimes Taskforce Comic Book Optioned

March 31, 2012 “The Walking Dead” can move over.  It seems that Rosario Dawson has her own horror comic to bring to the small screen.  Dawson is teaming up with Gale Anne Hurd, producer for “The Walking Dead.”  Instead of AMC, they’ll be working with A&E.

While women are attached as executive producers for this show, Dawson who is known for her roles in such movies as Sin City, Clerks 2 and Death Proof, just may have planned the whole thing. First, let’s look at the official comic book description of issue #1.

Rosario Dawson (star of Sin City and Clerks 2) breaks new ground as she co-creates and stars in the Occult Crimes Taskforce!

When N.Y.P.D. detective Sophia Ortiz (modeled after Rosario Dawson) stumbles upon a bizarre murder scene, she is quickly brushed aside by a covert police unit – – the Occult Crimes Taskforce.  Versed in the black arts and equipped with mystical weaponry, the O.C.T. keeps the streets of Manhattan safe from the unholy creatures of the night.  Can Sophia help them stop this supernatural killer?  Find out when this action-horror thriller hits the stands!

Yeah, that was the official plot summary.  Almost seemed like a message to “Stay Tuned for More Action!”  It’s a pretty awesome move when you have the power and opportunity to create your own comic book in your own image.  It’s as if Dawson really wanted this to be made into a movie starring her; which it almost was, but Dimension films dropped it for some reason.

Sure, if Dawson wanted to ensure she was to be cast as lead; if the story were ever to be adapted back in 2006; she didn’t have to get drawn into the comic.  It’s also not a guarantee.  The magical, chain smoking John Constantine was modelled after musician Sting, but yet they cast Keanu Reeves.  What keeps her in the spotlight is her ownership of the intellectual property.

Courtesy of: http://www.optionated.com/2012/03/rosario-dawson-is-bringing-occult-crimes-taskforce-to-television/

Posted in Blog, Comics Optioned