EXCLUSIVE: Watchmen producer Lloyd Levin will be at Comic-Con, shopping a script for a live action version of the Sebastian A. Jones comic series The Untamed, which was published by Stranger Comics. It is a dark fantasy revenge tale about a man released from hell and given seven days to reap the seven souls that murdered him and his family. Jones wrote the script and Boom! Studios co-founder Andrew Cosby is attached to make his directorial debut. Jones founded Stranger Comics, which he describes as a boutique digital comic publisher. Levin, whose fanboy resume also includes the Guillermo del Toro-directed Hellboy films and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, will produce with Andrew Sugerman (Shopgirl). The comic was illustrated by Peter Bergting and Darrell May.
Levin said they have locked in as visual effects supervisor Ken Locsmandi–he’s worked on films like The Matrix and Fight Club and Apocalypto–and the project is being budgeted. He is confident financial will materialize for a modestly-budgeted film that has a harder edge than most fantasy fare. The main character, for instance, is hardly a sympathetic guy. In fact, he’s earned his place in hell.
“He’s killed a lot of people himself, but he not only gets the chance to unravel the mystery of who killed his family and get revenge, but there is a story of redemption here as well,” Levin said.
Below is an animated intro for the comic, released when the book was first published.