Landis to Helm Gaines Doc

Landis to helm Gaines doccumentaryJohn Landis is returning behind the camera for another documentary about an influential funny man following Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, though admittedly one of a very different type of humor. Gallows humor, some call it.

Variety reports that Landis will helm Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines, a biopic about the life of EC Comics publisher and groundbreaking horror maven William M. Gaines.

At the height of EC Comics’ success, Gaines was seen as an anti-establishment figurehead because of his outspoken views regarding comics’ effect on the minds of the young. To this day almost everyone with some form of creative job in horror can list Gaines as an influence, so this one’s been a long time coming.

The script for the doc was penned by Joel Eisenberg, who developed the project with Landis. Keep it here for more as the film moves forward!

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  • Caine Is Able

    Now what a minute….

    Is this a documentary or a biopic? Half the sites on the ‘net are saying it is a docu, while the other are stating that it will be an actual film with actors.

    So which is it? And if it is the latter, who’d make a good Gaines?

  • Terminal

    Oh shit this movie sounds great!

  • Undeadmin

    this will fucking rock. i cant wait damn it!

  • Chainsaw

    You know, it’s funny, because I was thinking about the plausibility of a Bill Gaines docudrama project a few weeks ago. Weird.