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Hills and Company Get Graphic

Aside from remakes and sequels, where are your favorite horror franchises to go as a means of delivering the goods? Graphic novels of course.

Big things are already happening at the San Diego Comic Con as Fox Atomic, the youth focused entertainment unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, announced today a partnership with leading publisher HarperCollins to publish and distribute branded graphic novels from Fox Atomic Comics. Up to four graphic novels are planned for release in 2007 with the subject matter tied to Fox Atomic theatrical releases as well as offering original content.

The first title slated for release is 28 Days Later: The Aftermath (due out spring, 2007), written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Wake the Dead, The Creeper) and edited by Jimmy Palmiotti (Publisher/Editor of Event Comics and Marvel Knights), which bridges the gap between the original film and its sequel, 28 Weeks Later, due in theatres May 11th of next year.

Next up will be The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning, which will reportedly take a look at the events leading up to the spawning of our new favorite desert dwelling mutants. No names are attached to this project yet, but you can bet that it will coincide with the release of Fox’s Hills Have Eyes 2, due in theatres March 2nd.

Wrapping things up will be The Nightmare Factory, adapted from the anthology series by Thomas Ligotti, which will be a recurring anthology series of one to three separate horror tales per novel.

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Jon Condit