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Dark Horse's El Zombo Fantasma Headed to the Big Screen

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January 27, 2009

El Zombo Fantasma

Death Ray Films and Maya Entertainment have teamed up to bring the Dark Horse comic book El Zombo Fantasma to the big screen. TMNT director Kevin Munroe, who is also currently working on Dead of Night and War Monkeys, will both write and direct El Zombo Fantasma. Chris Patton and IESB's own Robert Sanchez will be producing. "'Zombo' started years ago as just a geeky idea between two friends who worked at the same video game company," says Munroe. "But Dave and I always knew that the property had a broader appeal than just its publishing roots, and now we'll see it finally reach an entirely new audience."

El Zombo Fantasma follows the mysterious murder of the world's most notorious Mexican wrestler who bargains his way out of an eternity of fiery damnation by returning to Los Angeles to play guardian angel to a troublesome teen, Belisa Montoya. He soon discovers that the teen is not what she seems and that their fates have been intertwined for centuries. "I'm thrilled to be a part of creating this new breed of superhero for the big screen," Munroe said. I'm not sure what to make of this, and I haven't read the El Zombo Fantasma comics, but it sounds pretty frickin' cool, right? Can't wait to hear more and see who they cast.

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  • JL
    Luke warm on this one dude. One more thing: FIRST!
  • Jimbo Slims
    Show us pics of ZOmbo Fantasmo. I for one think Dark Horse is doing better than Marvel at handling its properties' translation to films - with the exception of Iron Man.
  • Scott McHenry
    sounds like a job for Mickey Rourke, maybe?
  • Cody
    I for one think hollywood has totally ran out of ideas so they constantly resort to comics and graphic novels...I mean dont get me wrong theyve all been awesome but id love to open this site one day and see new fresh ideas and scripts coming to the screen....not this same old shiiit.
  • Movie Fan
    When somebody prolific and highly revered dares to adapt Dark Horse's Berserk manga, THEN I shall be interested.
  • I'm with #5 I think this idea has enormous potential. But there's a high probability the opportunity will be squandered and butchered by hiring the wrong people.

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