IDW officially announced today their plans to bring several of their comics to television. The first set of IDW comics that will be hitting the small screen include “Life Undead,” “Brooklyn Animal Control,” and “V Wars.” The announcement was made today by Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher, IDW Publishing. Continue reading
Fans always hoped that the world of “X-Files” would continue on somehow after the television series ended and the 2008 film was released. Bringing joy to many, IDW Publishing has announced that it will partner with Twentieth Century FOX Consumer Products to create a brand-new series of comics that will resume where the 2008 movie “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” left off.
Chris Ryall, IDW’s chief creative officer and editor in chief, commented of the recent announcement saying,
“Few shows have captured the zeitgeist and fans’ imaginations like ‘The X-Files,’ and fewer shows still have left people hungry for more in the way this one did. Our new series will be picking up where the second film left off, which will hopefully be as exciting for fans to read as it is for us to develop.”
“The X-Files” series aired for nine seasons on Fox between 1993 and 2002, and spawned two films. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson starred as two FBI agents investigating a wide variety of paranormal mysteries, while searching for the truth behind government conspiracies to cover up an extraterrestrial plot to colonize the planet.
IDW will be releasing the “X-Files” comic books as well as reprint classic issues that were published between 1995 and 2009. Wildstorm was the last company to hold the license for the beloved property before folding in 2010.
The publishing company is also the one behind much loved comic book series such as “30 Days of Night,” “Doctor Who” and “Star Trek.”
It was announced last week that Producers Roy Lee and Taka Ichise will work together on a live-action adaptation of IDW Publishing’s graphic novel The Suicide Forest. Hideo Nakata is tapped to direct. Nakata is most known for directing Ringu, which inspired the American adaptations: The Ring and The Ring Two.
Despite having the producers and director ready, the filmmakers are still looking for a screenwriter.
The Suicide Forest is the first installment of a four-part graphic novel series written by El Torres and illustrated by Gabriel Hernandez.
The story is a thriller about Aokigahara, a forest outside Tokyo which is the most famous suicide spot in the world. There is a legend that the spirits of past suicides roam among the trees. An American living in Tokyo enlists the help of a local forest ranger to help free him from an evil spirit that haunts him in the forest.
IDW’s Ted Adams and John Middleton will executive produce.
A summary for The Suicide Forest follows:
“Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan… which is also the most famous suicide spot in the entire world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming—haunting deep in those ancient woods. This series from the creators of the acclaimed The Veil examines the lives of Alan, an average worker from Tokyo and his rather unhealthy relationship with Masami, and Ryoko, a forest ranger who recovers the suicide victim’s bodies from the woods. We discover that behind Ryoko’s unconcerned surface lies a secret, and these three lives will be forever changed by the darkness waiting for them in the Suicide Forest.”
There is no word if they plan to make this into a movie franchise based in the issues of the graphic novel or keep it as a standalone film.However, based on how popular franchise films are these days, taking note from The Hunger Games, Twilight and the Marvel superhero films, it is reasonable to believe that if the film does well at the box office it could at least get a sequel.