Kyle Ward Set to Adapt Steve Niles' Comic Criminal Macabre
by Alex Billington
August 14, 2009
Yet another comic book adaptation in the works. Universal Pictures has acquired Criminal Macabre, the Dark Horse Entertainment comic book mini-series created by 30 Days of Night author Steve Niles. The studio has hired Kyle Ward (3 Rounds, Fiasco Heights, upcoming Kane & Lynch) to write the screenplay based of the comic. The story centers around a supernatural detective who doubles as hitman, taking out all the vampires, ghosts and other unsavory monsters who live among humans, hiding in the shadows by day and emerging at night. This is probably a great comic, but I'm just getting tired of these monster stories.
Dark Horse's Mike Richardson will produce along with Neal Moritz (I Am Legend, Fast & Furious) and his Original Film banner. Ward is an up-and-coming writer who has not only written scripts like Kane & Lynch for Lionsgate, but was recently hired to write the Hitman sequel and the Uncharted video game adaptation. You can get more details on the comics over at darkhorse.com if you're interested in them. They look pretty damn cool, I'm just tired of every last comic or novel involving
monsters vampires being adapted. Of course, I'll be waiting to see who will be directing this and who joins the cast before I say more, but still.