Dark Horse Comics have announced a new mini-series from writers Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller which shows the true meaning of friendship. Wait, that came out wrong. It's about two immortal dudes in the world's longest bromance doing battle with a vampire baddie. The new series is called Blood Brothers and it's already being developed into a major motion picture by MGM. Also along for the ride is Evan Shaner and Juan Doe who will be providing the interior art and covers, respectively.
“Our goal with Blood Brothers was to create a comic with the feel of a classic buddy action comedy, like Lethal Weapon or Rush Hour, but with two vampires as the heroes,” said Andrew Waller. “It’s really a story about two regular guys, who just happen to be vampires. They’ve treated the last millennium like a thousand-year bender, but now find themselves having to save humanity just to keep the party going.”
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Here's the official synopsis of Blood Brothers from the folks at Dark Horse Comics:
Nick and Tree have seen everything together. They’ve smoked opium with Genghis Khan, had orgies in Michelangelo’s studio, even fronted a death metal band in the seventies. But after a millennium of friendship, these inseparable, immortal buddies are on the verge of going their separate ways. Terrible timing, as an apocalypse-obsessed vampire villain is plotting an end to humanity, and Nick and Tree are the only ones standing in his way. Can they put their baggage aside long enough to save the world?
The writers, Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller have been friends for twenty-five years. Their other recent collaboration, a screenplay entitled Search Party, is shooting this summer for Universal.
The first issue of Blood Brothers is due out on July 17th, 2013.
Blood Brothers is the latest in a long line of comics that are being turned into movies before they're even released. This sounds like a fun premise so I'm definitely interested in checking it out.
What do you think of Blood Brothers? Would you go through all this crap with your best friend?
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