Graphic novel Savage on the big screen


Jeff Frank's graphic novel 'Savage' will be made into a movie.

Twilight producer has acquired the book’s film and TV rights.

Outlier and new production partner Pathbender have acquired film and TV rights for the Shadowline/Image Comics graphic novel Savage, which pits Bigfoot against a pack of werewolves, TheWrap has learned.

Created by Jeff Frank and co-written by Frank, Dan Wickline and Steve Niles (30 Days Of Night), Savage is a supernatural thriller illustrated by award-winning X-Men artist Mike Mayhew.

James Cotten (La linea) is attached to direct the film, which follows a mysterious killer who is hunting down supernatural creatures. While looking for a prodigy to continue his work, he finds himself in the midst of a battle between the legendary Bigfoot and a pack of werewolves.

Bigfoot at meal time ... a visual taken from Jeff Frank's Savage graphic novel. 

Pathbender’s E. Thompson (Hansel And Gretel Get Baked) and John Adams will produce the movie, while Outlier’s Mark Morgan (The Twilight Saga) will executive produce.

Outlier has partnered with the newly-formed entertainment and media company Pathbender to develop and produce commercial film and television projects. Morgan and Thompson’s films include The Wedding Planner, Agent Cody Banks and The Stepfather remake, as well as the Percy Jackson series and The Twilight Saga. — Reuters

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