Sometimes it doesn’t take much to sell me on a premise. Killogy is one of those, where the notion of three over-the-top criminals squaring off against voodoo magic is too good to resist.
You may already be familiar with Killogy, an IDW comic by Alan Roberts that mixes horror and comedy into a concoction of splatstick madness. Featuring the likenesses of Frank Vincent, Marky Ramone and Brea Grant, it seems like a no-brainer that this could translate quite easily into some kind of show or movie.
Enter “The Boondocks” creator Rodney Barnes, who will do exactly that. Here’s the official word:
Award-winning executive producer/writer Rodney Barnes (“The Boondocks,” “Everybody Hates Chris”) teams up with acclaimed comics creator Alan Robert to develop an animated television series based on Robert’s hit IDW Publishing graphic novel Killogy. Barnes and Robert will serve as executive producers on the series, with Barnes penning the screenplay for the pilot.
Celebrities Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, Casino, “The Sopranos”), Marky Ramone (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the Ramones) and Brea Grant (“Heroes,” “Dexter”), who all appeared as main characters in the graphic novel, will now lend their voices to the show. Producers Chris White (My Super Psycho Sweet 16 franchise) and Jeff Mazzola (Descent) are also on board.
Killogy leverages a unique mix of humor, horror and pop culture to tell the unique tale of a group of murderers who inadvertently unleash an ancient voodoo curse upon New York. “For me, it’s all a bit surreal,” says Robert. “I basically get to mash-up some of my favorite childhood heroes, throw them into these outrageous situations and sit back and imagine what happens next. The series practically writes itself!”
Additionally, Ex-Misfits horror-punk legend Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein will star in a special Halloween edition of Killogy. The one-shot comic continues where the graphic novel left off. It introduces new character Doyle as humanity’s last hope in a post-apocalyptic world flooded by an ocean of blood. The book will also feature a 10-page exclusive first-look at Robert’s forthcoming IDW series The Shunned One.
Watch for more on this as it develops.
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