Well, this isn't really spy news in the strictest sense (although there are eventually spies in the story, amidst monsters and Nazis and all sorts of other stuff), but today's Variety reports that the comic book I wrote has been optioned for a film, which is (on a personal level, anyway) cool enough news that it bears mentioning here! Anyone who's poked around here a bit or clicked on my profile or corresponded with me probably knows that my real name is Matthew Bradford, and that I wrote a comic book last year along with Alex Leung called Night & Fog. (No, nothing to do with the holocaust movie.) Roberto Castro and Thomas Aira provided the wonderfully atmospheric artwork. The trade, sadly, doesn't mention my name (or theirs), and it gets a detail from the press release wrong: the story is not set during WWII, although the catalyst for all the carnage is WWII-era Nazi experiments. They're right about the crucial details, though:
Producers Gil Adler and Shane McCarthy have optioned the sci-fi horror comicbook "Night and Fog" from publisher Studio 407.This has been in the works for a while now, and I'm glad it can finally be discussed! The story is sort of Aliens meets Hammer movies (I even named a character Dr. Cushing), and it was a blast to write. It will make a cool movie, so I hope (for this and other obvious reasons!) that this film actually comes to fruition. In the meantime, pre-order the collected edition of the first four issues on Amazon and get a jump on future moviegoers!
No stranger to comicbook-based material, Adler has produced such graphic-based fare as Constantine, Superman Returns and the upcoming Brandon Routh starrer Dead of Night, which is based on the popular Italian title "Dylan Dog."