Godkiller Being Reborn as a Three-Film Animated Feature Franchise


Black Mask StudiosMatt Pizzolo’s Godkiller is a project we’ve been talking about for several years now, and we’re not done yet! Thanks to Black Mask Studios, the sci-fi/horror odyssey is about to be reborn as an animated feature franchise. Read on for all the details!

From the Press Release:
Publishing and production company Black Mask Studios has announced its first major in-house production: three animated features based on the comic book GODKILLER by Black Mask co-founder Matt Pizzolo (Occupy Comics, THREAT), Anna Muckcracker Wieszczyk, and Ben Templesmith (30 DAYS OF NIGHT). Black Mask acquired the film/TV/transmedia rights earlier this year from Pizzolo’s film company Halo-8, who produced an animated series of the property in 2010.

Black Mask will re-release the animated series GODKILLER: WALK AMONG US in 2015 as a fully re-mastered feature with new voice talent. This will be followed by two brand-new animated features, GODKILLER: TOMORROW’S ASHES in 2016 and GODKILLER: THE TROUBLE YOU TOOK FROM HER EYES in 2017.

The features will utilize different animation styles for the various dimensions the characters travel through. They will be produced by Black Mask Studios, co-founded last year by Pizzolo, Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion, Epitaph Records, ANTI- Records), and Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHT).

“Godkiller is a project I started developing back in 1999 and finally began producing as a comic in 2008… since then I’ve been working on it whenever I can’t avoid it,” said Pizzolo. “I wouldn’t really call it a labor of love… maybe a labor of hate. It’s kind’ve something that haunts me.”

Pizzolo continued: “My intent with the project was to create a weird little mythology for misfits and fuckups, and being joined on this effort by Anna and Ben and all the incredible actors and now Brett and Steve is just beyond any expectations. Godkiller is actually the project that creatively connected me to Brett and Steve in the first place before Black Mask was even an idea, so getting to expand the storyworld here with them is a dream come true.”

Godkiller, about a teenage orphan and an escaped slavegirl journeying through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, debuted as a self-published underground comic and was launched in stores as a new ongoing comic book series from Black Mask on October 29. It was recently announced that Godkiller’s debut issue on Black Mask sold through its print run and would be the label’s first comic to receive a second printing based on outsized demand.

Gurewitz said: “Godkiller is smart, transgressive, and innovative; it’s great to finally have these characters join Black Mask’s pantheon.”

Niles said: “A lot of people claim to be on the cutting edge. Pizzolo actually is.”

Look for more info as it comes.





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