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Sunday, 21 September 2008

Epilogue - Steve Niles super vampire comic that would make a great movie.

This is the first in a semi-regular feature where I look at a comic that is crying out to be a movie (I'll try and do the same with some books and things).

This one is called Epilogue and is by Steven Niles (30 Days of Night) and Kyle Hotz.

Niles describes it like this.

"It's about a family man, Ethan Smart, who's very happy with his wife and two kids. One night they're attacked by vampires. Ethan escapes while his family is murdered and he becomes a vampire. He doesn't like vampires and he's a moral man, so he has to come up with a way to cope with this, so he decides that he'll only feed off of people who hurt others. When he's not fighting crime to stay alive, he is hunting for the vampires who killed his family, while attracting a lot of attention from the human and vampire worlds, neither of which is thrilled with his activities."

There's always that tortured superhero thing, but here's a guy who has lost everything and the thing that gives him his powers is what he hates the most, so it's got a good emotional punch to it."

I personally think that sounds great and when he puts the mask on it covers everything but his teeth giving him a Giger alien vibe. That would look cracking on the big screen and you've got a great back story for the plot to build on, plus the real world not being happy with his activities could add an extra dimension to the proceedings (something that Blade: Trinity chucked away along with everything else to do with that movie!)

Just letting you know of this if you haven't already. Keep watching for more news on this as it will no doubt become a screenplay somewhere down the line.

What do you think of the story? Could it work as a movie? Have you read the comic? What are your thoughts on it?



Anonymous said...

Comic looks good. Very Kelly Jones