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GREEN RIVER KILLER GETS FEATURE FILM
One of my first comic reviews for HorrorTalk was Green River Killer, a startling true detective story published by Dark Horse Comics. The graphic novel, written by Jeff Jensen based on his father, Tom Jensen, and illustrated by Jonathan Case was riveting and a great read. It even made it on my top ten list for that year. You can imagine my excitement when I heard that QC Entertainment announced it will produce and finance an adaptation of the book, written and directed by Michael Sheen. It turns out the screenplay was on The Black List in 2015, collecting the year's best unproduced scripts.
The film will be produced by Dark Horse Entertainment's Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg, along with Michael Sheen, and QC Entertainment's Sean McKittrick and Ray Mansfield. QC's Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Shaun Redick will serve as executive producers.
“Michael has written an elegant script which brings his sophisticated vision to subverting the typical serial killer movie,” said QC Principals McKittrick and Mansfield. “Jensen and Ridgway are terrific roles for both an actor of Michael’s caliber and the actor cast opposite him. As producers who have long championed actors making the move to directing, we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”
“This is a dark story but one that ultimately finds hope and meaning in that darkness,” said Sheen. “The story of Tom and Gary, and how they are bound together in time, pulled me in from the beginning and wouldn’t let go. I hope that by now bringing it to life on screen it can make audiences feel the same way.”
“Green River Killer presents the ultimate insider’s account of America’s most prolific serial killer,” said Dark Horse Entertainment President Mike Richardson. “Michael Sheen’s passion for the material was clear when he insisted on adapting the book on spec. His screenplay proves that Jeff Jensen’s Eisner Award-winning graphic novel is perfectly suited for the screen.”
This is really fantastic news and I can't wait to see how this story can be adapted for the big screen. If you haven't read Green River Killer yet, Dark Horse recently published a trade paperback version.
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