Controversial Church of Satan founder Anton Szandor LaVey has inspired everything from music to movies to comic books. Now, filmmaker Todd Newman and actor/producer Daniel Louis Rivas will attempt to unravel the mysteries surrounding the “most evil man in the world” in the proposed television miniseries “LaVey.” In addition to the series, Newman and Rivas are working on a graphic novel with the help of the Pander Brothers. Color me deeply intrigued.
From the Press Release:
Todd Newman (director/producer, Mourning Son) and Daniel Louis Rivas (actor, “NCIS” and “American Crime”; producer, Junkie) have written “LaVey”, a TV mini-series pilot script based on Anton Szandor LaVey, the infamous founder of the Church of Satan.
Known during his lifetime as the ‘most evil man in the world’, LaVey’s attitudes and lifestyle resonated with many insiders of the Hollywood upper echelon from the 1960’s until his death in 1997, including Jayne Mansfield, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marilyn Manson, and Liberace.
“LaVey” will uncover the myths and realities of his life and times, including those deeply affected by his cultural presence including notorious serial killer Richard Ramirez and Manson Family member Susan Atkins.
Newman and Rivas are producing along with Charisse Sanzo (Junkie) and Will De Los Santos (co-writer of Spun and director/writer of the upcoming feature film Tranzloco). De Los Santos will also be a contributing writer on subsequent episodes.
In conjunction with a series, the producers are developing a ” LaVey” graphic novel with acclaimed artists/filmmakers The Pander Brothers (Arnold and Jacob), whose comic books include Batman… City of Light/DC, Grendel… Devil’s Legacy, and GirlFIEND/DarkHorse. The Panders will also be brought in to co-produce the series.
Discussions for the pilot’s director and lead talent are under way.
Hopefully, we’ll hear more about the proposed “LaVey” TV miniseries and graphic novel in the near future. While we’re waiting, check out some artwork from the latter below.