The search is over in terms of finding writers to adapt Life of Agony bassist Alan Robert’s graphic novel Crawl to Me. Read on to see who will be bringing the novel to life for the screen.
From the Press Release
The first printing of Alan Robert’s critically acclaimed horror graphic novel Crawl to Me (IDW Publishing) sold out within a week of its release, back in January 2012. As a result, the award-winning publisher will be pressing a special hardcover version this summer, titled Crawl to Me: Evil Edgar Edition (see the new artwork below).
As previously announced, director David A. Armstrong, cinematographer for the successful box-office hit franchise Saw, is attached to direct a live-action adaptation of Crawl to Me for the big screen. Additionally, screenwriters David White and T.J. Cimfel have recently signed on to pen the Crawl to Me screenplay. Robert will produce, alongside his partners Jeff Mazzola (Descent) and Christopher White (My Super Psycho Sweet 16 franchise).
“It’s exciting to watch this thing come to life by people who are super passionate about telling this story,” says creator Robert. “Over the last few months we’ve received about a dozen different treatments from various writers to adapt the property. I can safely say that T.J. and Dave’s unique take on the material definitely stood out from the rest. We’re extremely proud to announce that they’ve officially joined the team.”
David White and T.J. Cimfel wrote the contained thriller Shut In, which is currently under option at Ombra Films. Additionally, Cimfel’s supernatural thriller No Tell Motel was recently produced by Enderby Entertainment and is scheduled for release in late 2012.
“Crawl To Me really appeals to us because it builds a haunting story around an emotional and intelligent core. It has characters you can connect with, yet doesn’t sacrifice any of the visceral thrills you want from a good horror story. It’s the perfect combination for us to tackle,” says White and Cimfel. “The artwork really drew us in. It’s a dark story, but it’s told through these beautiful images that you can’t turn away from. And there’s a cinematic flow to the action—the story’s screaming to be put on the screen.”
The Crawl to Me graphic novel, written and illustrated by the Brooklyn-bred Life of Agony bassist, collected the original 2011 comic series with a painted cover by renowned Monocyte artist Menton3. The introduction for the book was written by Robert’s former cartooning teacher and legendary comics artist Walter Simonson (Thor).
When husband and wife Ryan and Jessica move into their first home together, strange things begin to occur. Half-eaten animals and other remains are found inside the basement’s crawl space. Their family dog disappears within the house. Distant voices are heard from beneath the floorboards. The couple begins to think that an evil entity is living inside their walls and nothing can prepare them for what they’ll discover. Ryan and Jessica soon realize that they must set aside all they believe to be true in order to face their inevitable reality.
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