Universal Nabs Steve Niles' Criminal Macabre

Yet another comic property is getting the big screen Hollywood treatment courtesy of Universal as the studio that horror built has picked up the rights to develop Steve Niles' Criminal Macabre.

Variety reports that Kyle Ward is being tapped to pen a script based upon the comic book miniseries created by Niles, which centers around a supernatural detective who doubles as hitman, taking out all the vampires, ghosts and other unsavory monsters who live among humans, hiding in the shadows by day and emerging at night.

Dark Horse's Mike Richardson will produce with Neal Moritz and his Original Film banner.

Look for more on this one soon!

Universal Nabs Steve Niles' Criminal Macabre

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Are they going to keep the excessive drug use that was in the novels, stories and comics? Far as I know, demands to Di$neyfiy the character are what kept the property from getting adapted until now.

Submitted by Caterpillar on Fri, 08/14/2009 - 2:27pm.

I wonder if Thomas Jane is indeed going to end up with the lead in this. Here's hoping.

Submitted by The Butcher on Fri, 08/14/2009 - 1:57pm.
moderator He would be a good choice.
Debi Moore's picture

He would be a good choice. And I can also see him as a potential Rick in The Walking Dead ... If he can fit it all in with his excellent work in Hung.

Submitted by Debi Moore on Fri, 08/14/2009 - 2:11pm.

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