Director Marc Rosenbush is preparing to go into production on his movie version of Blood: A Tale—the graphic novel I co-created with illustrator Kent Williams back in the late 80's—and he's just launched a website to promote the film. If you don't know, Blood is an odd, eerie fever-dream of a story set in an odd, eerie fever-dream of a world. As the title indicates, there are vampires in it, but, beyond the obvious fangs and blood, the story has very little in common with Bram Stoker and Stephenie Meyer. In fact it's like nothing else I've ever written. (When it first came out, my old friend, Vertigo head honcho Karen Berger, called it "an Ingmar Bergman comic book.") When Marc R first expressed interest in adapting Blood for the screen, I was taken by surprise: it's the last story of mine I'd ever imagine being a movie; you might as well try to film my unconscious mind. To his eternal credit, Marc has taken something I thought was unfilmable and turned it into a fascinating, well-crafted—and, yes, commercial—metaphysical horror script that stays true to the heart and soul of the source material. Filming is slated to begin in the summer of 2011 and, if you sign up over at Marc's site, you'll be in on the creative process every step of the way.
Guess it's only a matter of time now till Marvel gets going on a big-budget Greenberg the Vampire movie.
Or maybe not.