Posted on 25 April 2007 by Parker
In an email to DelToroFilms.com, Runoff creater Tom Manning has confirmed that his independent comic is being considered as a feature by Guillermo Del Toro.
“What can I say, this would be a match made in heaven”, says Manning. “Runoff is the sort of series that needs the right team to pull it off and I think this would be it. Guillermo’s uncanny ability to convey a sense of awe, a sense of horror, and a sense of humanity would allow Runoff to translate to the big screen in a confident way. As a series, Runoff is all over the place- it’s a horror story, it’s a comedy, it’s a human drama, it’s a fever dream- sometimes all at once. And it takes a special person to handle such a narrative challenge, and Guillermo is one of those rare people.”
Currently on the Runoff “film team” is Guillermo, producer Lloyd Levin (Hellboy), Nick Nunziata, and Manning himself.
To learn more about the Runoff comic and to purchase the books for your collection, visit the Runoff official website here.
Special thanks to Tom for this info.
Posted on 24 April 2007 by Parker
ComicBookResources is reporting a rumor that GDT is negotiating for the film rights to Tom Manning’s independent comic Runoff. We know there is interest on GDT’s part, since there is a sweet quote from Guillermo in the final book:
Tom Manning has created a world that is as bizarre as it is recognizable. As scary as it is moving. The terse plotting and vivid characters in Runoff collapse the sweet flavor of Americana into a cyanide capsule that is easy to swallow, easy to like, and hard to survive. May we all get poisoned by Tom more often.
So what is it about? Here is Manning’s introduction:
“Basically, the story takes place in the small town of Range, Washington, where a freak highway accident leads authorities to find the mutilated bodies of four hunters and a mysterious corpse with massive teeth. Soon after the bodies are found, people are shocked to find that no one can leave the town due to some unseen force, but people can continue to come in. What unfolds is part mystery, part drama, part comedy, part horror and incorporates a recluse pirate, a undead lunatic, talking animals, ghosts, an amazing old mayor, and a floating object that no one can yet explain.”
The above quote is from an excellent interview with Manning by ComixFan.com, so check out the rest for more juicy info on the series.
So keep an eye on this rumor, fans, and we’ll try to follow it as well. And if this has kindled some interest in a great comic, you can go to the Runoff website and buy the books.