Press Release

Arcana Studios, an award winning comic book publisher and transmedia producer, is proud to announce the upcoming graphic novel, KILLING MACHINE, by screenwriter Scott Milam that is currently in production.

Killing Machine tells the tale of Franklyn J Hurt, an undercover agent for the Global Crime Task Force sent to infiltrate the criminal organization only known as The Syndicate Six. When his cover is blown, his wife taken and daughter murdered before his eyes, Frank wakes up barely a man, a torso with an unrecognizable face, hanging in a warehouse and used as an example for those who betray The Synidicate Six. However, Frank is rescued by Special Forces and taken to a secret installation where in its depths a massive facility of alien technology awaits. There Frank is given the bionic treatment. After rejecting his new duties, Frank seizes an opportunity to escape and go rogue to find his missing wife and seek revenge for the murder of his daughter using a new body that gives him the means to track down and destroy the killers.


Creator Scott Milam is the screenwriter of the upcoming MOTHER’S DAY, directed by SAW 2-4 and REPO THE GENETIC OPERA’S Darren Lynn Bousman and starring Jamie King and Rebecca De Mornay. In addition, Milam is currently adapting Dark Horse’s THE SECRET for Universal and THE WOLFMAN producer, Scott Stuber. Milam originally brought the idea to producer Daniel Alter, who produced 20th Century Fox’s HITMAN and is currently developing the sequel, as well as a JOHNNY QUEST movie at Warner Bros, KANE AND LYNCH at Lions Gate with Bruce Willis attached, and the film adaptation of Devil Due’s popular comic book series HACK/SLASH at Rogue. Milam was originally going to spec the project as a screenplay until Alter had the idea to bring the project to Arcana to “reverse-engineer” it into a comic book property before shopping it as a feature film and video-game project.

Arcana Owner and CEO, Sean O’Reilly said, “Working with Scott has been incredible and it’s simply fascinating to see what his mind comes up with…” Killing Machine is Milam’s first foray into comics. The book is planned as a series of graphic novels illustrated by newcomer Kenneth Loh.

About Arcana Studios:
Arcana Comics has published over 150 original comics and books and is a division of Arcana, an award winning transmedia company founded by CEO Sean O’Reilly.  Arcana establishes new brands and intellectual properties with engaging storytelling and compelling visuals through comic books, graphic novels, animation, short-form live-action, video games, toys and now, feature length films. Arcana has created original brands they control such as The Clockwork Girl and Kade, and have further developed existing brands for Disney, Sony, Capcom, HBO and more. Recently the studio produced the animated series RED LOTUS for Spike TV as well as a series of shorts for Sony Animation. In addition, several of Arcana’ s other properties are in development or pre-production such as GEARHEAD with Valhalla Motion Pictures.

via Arcana Studios

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  1. TaZ
    January 28, 2010 at 10:37 am — Reply

    It looks interesting. However, the plot sounds strangely familiar (Punisher: The Cyborg Years).

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