Comicraft/Active Images have announced the option of their Image Comics series “Elephantmen” by Zucker Productions for major motion picture development.
The treatment for the movie is being drafted by Richard Starkings, creator and writer of “Elephantmen.” Starkings shares, “I’m very pleased to be working with producer Janet Zucker and everyone at Zucker Productions. Janet has a wonderful instinct for story and totally understands the more subtle tones of the ‘Elephantmen’ series.”
“Richard has created a world of implausible ideas and impossible characters, a world where transgenic animals and human beings come together in a dark, yet hopeful universe,” says Janet Zucker. “Jerry (Zucker, Director of GHOST) and I can’t wait to bring the stories of Hip, Horn and Sahara to life on screen in a way that will simply take your breath away.
“Elephantmen” series overview:
ELEPHANTMEN is an Eisner Award winning series first published in 2002 under Starkings’ Active Images imprint. In 2006 Image Comics approached Starkings to bring the book under their umbrella. The story of the Elephantmen takes place in Los Angeles in the not too distant future — in a world where human/animal hybrids were created to fight a war between Africa and China. Scarred by their experiences in war and seeking to somehow find their own humanity, the Elephantmen are now scattered throughout the world amongst the humans they were created to kill. ELEPHANTMEN is a brilliant commentary on racism, miscegenation, global warming, stem cell research and warfare. Created and written by Starkings, the series features artwork by Ladrönn, Moritat and Boo Cook.