Baltimore comes to the big screen?
Variety reports that New Regency has acquired the film rights to the illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, drawn by Mike Mignola and written by Christopher Golden.
David Goyer, himself no stranger to the world of graphic storytelling, is slated to direct, and Golden and Mignola will be writing the screenplay.
The graphic novel published by Bantam "tells the story of the awakening of supreme evil on Earth. Lord Henry Baltimore is bitten by a demonic vampire bat on a WWI battlefield. The plague destroys his family, and Baltimore creates a team to hunt and fight the Red King, the embodiment of all evil."
Great to see that movies based on comic book properties are continuing to get greenlit, especially those properties not necessarily oriented towards tights and flights.