Underworld's Kevin Grevioux to Direct The Pale Horsemen
by Alex Billington
May 3, 2009
Underworld franchise co-creator Kevin Grevioux (seen above) will finally be making his directing debut with an adaptation of his own comic, The Pale Horsemen. The yet-to-be-published graphic novel is described as a modern day supernatural thriller that revolves around a gang of NSA sponsored hitmen who are forced to work together to uncover who killed their mentor. The book will be published through DarkStorm Studios. Grevioux will write the script himself as well and Larry Meistrich's NEHST Studios will produce. No word on when production is set to start, but I can imagine it'll be sometime later this year.
I'm not particularly a fan of the Underworld franchise, by any means, however I'm curious to see what Grevioux can do with a modern set franchise about hitmen, and not vampires and werewolves (we have enough of those in theaters nowadays anyway). I don't know much about the story, but a quick read of the synopsis on the DarkStorm website makes me fear that we're not going to get anything too unique. I'm also interested in seeing how he's going to stylize this, as I think the dark, gritty style of Underworld was as important to its success as the characters were. We'll definitely keep everyone update on this project.