According to reports by Deadline, the film rights of the comic book Turf has been optioned by Benderspink. The comic was written by Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards and was published by Image Comics.
The comic is very popular,with the first 20,000 copies sold out with pre-orders alone. Jonathan Ross has said that the series will run for five issues and it possibly being published in a hardback collection.
The official description of the comic book states:
New York, 1929. The height of prohibition. The cops turn a blind eye while the mobs run the city, dealing in guns, girls and illegal liquor. But the arrival of the mysterious Dragonmir Family from Eastern Europe with more of a taste for blood then booze coincides with a series of brutal attacks on the gangsters themselves. As the gangs fall before the fangs, only handful of mobsters survive. But an unlikely alliance formed between tough guy Eddie Falco and a character from a LONG way from New York City – a long way from Earth in fact – offers the humans a glimmer of hope. As the strong willed young reporter Susie Dale from the Gotham Herald tries to survive in the middle of the maelstrom, and an ancient prophecy unfolds, no one can guess who’s going to win the battle for this particular slice of Turf.
There is no word yet on who they want for casting or a release date. However, I do expect it to do very well. If the movie is as popular as the comic was, it should do very well at the box office.