Adaptation of 'In the Dust' Features 1930's Vampires in the Dust Bowl
Now vampires may have overstayed their welcome throughout the past few years, but a big screen adaptation of a forthcoming graphic novel just might be fresh enough to make the overexposed monsters feel fresh again. Heat Vision has word that producer Stephen L'Heureux and his Solopsist Films banner has picked up the film rights to In the Dust, a graphic novel from Top Cow slated for release in 2012. Co-creator George Mahaffey will write the big screen adaptation of a story set against the 1930's Dust Bowl, when “black blizzards” obscured the Midwest and prairies. Guess where the vampires come from this time?
The film will follow a G-Man investigating the disappearances of entire families from small towns during these storms, uncovering the existence of an army of vampires that are using them as cover to ravage the countryside. The agent is forced to team up with remnants of Al Capone’s gang to save Chicago when the vampires turn their attention to the Windy City. Now that sounds pretty kick-ass to me. No director is attached to the project yet, but I'm hoping some big name talent find their way to this project, because I think combining the setting of the 1930's, remnants of the mafia, and vampires sounds pretty damn great.