SDCC 09: Legion Prequel Coming from IDW
The Sony Screen Gems horror/fantasy flick Legion may be garnering a little bit of buzz in the horror community, and to coincide with the film's release, IDW Publishing has announced plans for a prequel comic to help pave the way for the film's January, 2010 theatrical bow.
The comic prequel, titled Legion Prophets, will chronicle the events leading right up to the movie. It tells the story of four very different people from very different parts of the world, who become humanity's only hope to survive the Apocalypse. Stewart and Waltz (the film's directors) chronicle the struggles of these ordinary people in the face of newfound powers and responsibilities.
"There were a lot of cool and scary characters and situations that I wasn't able to include in the main narrative of the movie, so I'm very excited to be able to expand the Legion universe beyond the film and explore those other stories through the comic book series,” said Stewart. “I'm a big fan of IDW's books, and it's a real thrill to be able to collaborate with them on Legion: Prophets."
Look for the comic book in stores this November.
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