It’s Dracula Vs. Jack The Ripper as ‘Blood of the Innocent’ Gets Film Funding
Variety reports that Blood of the Innocent, based on the graphic novel series setting Dracula against Jack the Ripper written by Rickey Shanklin & EZ Street and Lone Justice co-creator Mark Wheatley, drawn by Munden’s Bar artist Marc Hempel & Mark Wheatley, and published by Warp in 1985, is being funded as a full length feature.
Inferno has acquired underlying rights to the series and is funding development and production of the feature, which is being co-produced with Circle of Confusion. Jim Siebel, Marc Butan and Bill Johnson are producing for Inferno; Circle of Confusion partner David Engel and VP Stephen Emery are also producing along with Ksana Golod.
“Blood” has been in development at the production/management banner since last year. Breck Eisner (“The Crazies”) is attached to direct and Bill Marsilii (“Deja Vu”) is writing.
Congrats to Rickey, Mark, and Marc. Save us aisle seats at the premiere.