Comic author Ron Fortier may be best known for his work on titles such as “Green Hornet” or “The Terminator”. However, he also wrote a series of novels by the name of Brother Bones, which were pulp supernatural horror/adventure stories that followed an undead avenger.
Talking about the creation of the character, Fortier explains, “Brother Bones the Undead Avenger is a character I created over ten years ago. I just wanted to do my own homage to such great gun-totting vigilantes like the Shadow and the Spider. Little did I realize he would become so popular with our readers. They are forever clamoring for more of his macabre adventures.”
Daniel Husser, co-founder of Franklin-Husser Entertainment LLC, comments, “When Erik first showed me the book I immediately thought that Brother Bones would make a great movie. The story is dark and full of action, so it’s perfect for us. Since we are working with Ron Fortier’s creation, it is absolutely important to us that we stay faithful to the text. Many adaptations tend to change too much, damaging the original concept and we don’t want that to happen.
Co-founder Erik Franklin adds, “New Pulp has such untapped potential. There are so many vibrant, original characters that would be perfect for a cinematic adaption. Brother Bones has all that you could want in a story: exciting visuals, well-drawn characters, and each page is a cliff-hanger.”
After watching a two-minute test video, Fortier knew that an adaptation was something that needed to happen. “It virtually blew me away,” Fortier says. “Erik and Daniel had condensed in just two minutes what it had taken me almost four chapters to establish. They immediately captured the essence of the character and watching him come to life in that clip convinced me these two guys are going to make a fantastic Brother Bones feature. I couldn’t be more excited,
” he gushes.
Franklin and Husser are aiming to make a movie that is hard-R, one that will feature a lot of violent content. They will also be taking inspiration from films such as The Godfather, The Shadow, The Roaring Twenties, and The Crow. However, in order to make this film, the group needs to raise $100k on Kickstarter.
So, if you want to see this project become a reality, head on over to Kickstarter to lend your support.
Tommy Bonello is a hitman for crime boss Topper Wyld. When Wyld orders an attack on his own bordello in order to start a mob war, Tommy and his twin brother Jack jump at the chance. However, when an innocent girl is killed in the crossfire, Tommy is tormented with supernatural visions and nightmares. Fearing for his sanity, Tommy renounces his violent ways and becomes a monk. However, Jack and Topper have other plans…