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First Images From Comic Adaptation Rottentail Show One Very Hungry Bunny

Avengers: Infinity War and Justice League can both take a backseat, because the upcoming comic book adaptation that’s caught our eye is Rottentail.

Published in 2015 (buy on ComiXology) and written by David C Hayes and Kevin Moyers, the Rottentail graphic novel followed a geeky scientific researcher named Peter Cotton who transforms into a ravenous half-man/half-rabbit hybrid after being bitten by a mutated test rabbit. He travels back to his hometown of Easter Falls, and carrots aren’t on the menu.

The film adaptation is currently shooting in Phoenix, with .357’s Brian Skiba calling the shots. Corin Nemec, William McNamara, Gianni Capaldi, and Aaron Lee star. Artist Todd Tucker created some of the amazing makeup work that you can see below.

From the Press Release:
Source Point Press, the publishing arm of Source Point Productions, previously announced that their horror graphic novel Rottentail would soon be made into a feature film and cast Corin Nemec (Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda) in the lead of Peter Cotton, and the monstrous form of Rottentail. Now further casting has been done and the production of the film is underway.

Director Brian Skiba (Blood Moon Rising, Anatomy of Deception, .357) and Director of Photography Patrice Crochet have already wrapped some successful scenes in the first couple days, including a gore-heavy scene. Producer Travis McIntire says “We blew up someone’s head in a scene today, splattered it across the room, and it went incredibly well. All of the sets here look fantastic and are loaded with neat details.”

Award-winning special FX makeup artist Todd Tucker (Watchmen, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and his team are responsible for the amazing transformation of Corin Nemec’s character Peter Cotton into the monstrous mutant rabbit Rottentail. “From the graphic novel art by Kurt Belcher to the movie concept art to the actual makeup work, it’s incredible seeing the journey of this character,” says Source Point Press Art Director Joshua Werner. “Rottentail is going to horrify and sicken you on screen… and probably make you laugh as well.” When asked by a fan on Twitter how long the makeup takes, actor Corin Nemec replied that it was an hour and a half long process. Not bad for such a drastic change in appearance.

Based on the graphic novel written by David C. Hayes and Kevin Moyers, with art by Kurt Belcher, Rottentail tells the story of geeky fertility researcher Peter Cotton, who is bitten by a mutated test bunny, changing him into the half-man/half-rabbit Rottentail. Peter begins a bloody killing spree of revenge that leads him back to his childhood hometown of Easter Falls. The movie has now cast the full line of characters for the film version, including David C. Hayes himself playing the character Louis, Dominique Swain as Ana and Billy McNamara as Jake.

The Rottentail movie is scheduled for a 2017 release, and the graphic novel it is based on is available for purchase in stores and online from Source Point Press. Source Point Press is a Detroit-based publisher of horror, supernatural, occult and pulp comics, novels, and art books. Founded in 2012 by Joshua Werner and Trico J. Lutkins, Source Point Press slowly paid their dues on the convention circuit, churning out titles. That hard work has begun to pay off as they find themselves as one of the fastest growing small press publishers in the industry!

More information can be found at www.SourcePointPress.com, Twitter.com/SourcePtPress and Facebook.com/SourcePointPress.

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