Press Release Arvid Nelson’s critically acclaimed Rex Mundi gets collected in two omnibus volumes and returns in the Eisner-nominated anthology Dark Horse Presents #15, with a new tale of murder, mystery, heresy, and the occult!
Warner Bros. has announced it is adapting the Dark Horse series, Rex Mundi into a feature movie. The writing team of Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal have been hired to pen the adaptation which is being produced by Johnny Depp. The comic was set in an alternate Europe in which the Protestant Reformation was crushed by the Catholic Church, resulting in the continuing of a medieval power structure where magic is also real. The story is set in 1933 and centers on a pathologist who investigates the mysterious death of the priest who found him as an orphan, a trail
After using the healing power of the blue apple Grail wine to bring the villagers back from the dead, Dr Julien Sauniere makes his preparations for the final, desperate assault again the fortress of his mortal enemy. However his preferred plan of attack is not without its detractors among his companions and he is forced to integrate their strong religious convictions into his campaign strategy. Meanwhile, the Duke of Lorraine is attending his daughterâ€™s cremation ceremony and his obvious mental and physical deterioration is causing the armyâ€™s high ranking staff officers to believe that Plantardâ€™s grip on power is slipping
Dark Horse Comics has sent Major Spoilers the solicitation information and cover images for titles shipping in December 2007. Take the jump for the complete list that includes all the Indiana Jones you could want in one volume, Mike Mignola goodness, everyone’s favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and Faith too), lots of Conan, and Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars!
I’ve just started reading Rex Mundi and it is pretty interesting. The story is set in Paris, where magic is real and the Catholic Church never lost its grip on power. Apparently the characters and stories presented in the graphic novels was enough to attrack the attention of one Johnny Depp who will star and produce the film through his Infinitum Nihil productoin company. Scribe Jim Uhls, who wrote the screenplay for Fight Club will write the screenplay based on the comic book. “It’s a noir-ish ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ” Uhls says. “There are murders and a mystery,