In an example of two fates running concurrently to one another and finally meeting at the opportune time, both Darren G. Davis of Bluewater Productions and Marc Lougee of Handmade Heores realized they were working on projects under the Ray Harryhausen Presents banner, and immediately decided to join forces. The result is a comic book version of Lougee’s award-wining stop-motion animation short, “>“The Pit and the Pendulum” (review).
“Seeing the film published as a comic thru a brilliant publisher like Bluewater is the realization of another dream of mine.” Lougee said in a press release, “What started as a labor of love, and a once in a lifetime chance to make a film with Ray Harryhausen at the helm, has just continued to expand and reach further than I’d imagined. I’m really excited to have an issue of Ray Harryhausen Presents; The Pit and the Pendulum comic in hand come February 2009.”
The comic will be a series of stills from the animated short coupled with the original text from the Edgar Allen Poe poem the film is based on, and both sides hope it will further expand the story for fans.
“The Pit and the Pendulum” will be available on DVD in February, as well; you can pre-order yours through the film’s official site right now!
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