Radical Publishing Secures Film Financing
Radical Publishing is a relative newcomer to the comic book industry, but they’re already hard at work converting their graphic novels into films.
Variety reports that the publisher "has secured funding from Singapore and will self-finance" adaptations of their comic book properties.
The company already has an excellent working relationship with Singapore-based art studio Imaginary Friends Studios, who supply illustrations for Radical’s Hercules and Caliber.
Radical has put an impressive amount of effort into turning their properties into film projects. Peter Berg (The Kingdom) is attached to direct Hercules, John Woo (Face/Off) is attached to direct Caliber with Johnny Depp’s production house Infinitum Nihil and Bryan Singer will produce Freedom Formula through his Bad Hat Harry Prods.
Two other projects, Aladdin and City of Dust, are also being looked at for adaptation.
Aladdin offers a fresh twist on the classic tale by incorporating new supernatural elements. Siavish Farahani, who scripted The Shadow for Ghost House Pictures, will write the feature.
City of Dust is a futuristic police drama involving crimes of the imagination. The novel is written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night). Niles will supervise a script from Peter Fedorenko.