Scout Comics has partnered with Oren Segal’s Management Production Entertainment (MPE) to develop Louis Southard’s MIDNIGHT WESTERN THEATRE, which featured art by David Hahn. Kevin Carroll is attached to adapt. Scout, Segal and Carroll will produce.
In MIDNIGHT WESTERN THEATRE, the notorious Red Tom and his deadly posse have laid claim to the once prosperous town of Liberty Springs. But will these outlaws be able to savor their sinful victory when two black-clad, supernatural strangers suddenly arrive?
“I was instantly drawn to the world of Midnight Western Theatre, with its razor-sharp wit and ingenious premise,” Carroll said. “It blends the grittiness of a classic Spaghetti Western with the pulse-pounding elements of Gothic Horror. It’s a big, expansive world, populated with creepy creatures and demonic cultists. And at its core, a charming, endearing, heartbreaking story of two friends who have each other’s backs, no matter what.”
“I never thought anything like this would ever happen to me or for my story, so I’m excited to see MWT in such good hands,” Southard added.
Segal formed MPE in 2011 and has produced BURNING PALMS, starring Zoe Saldana, Rosamund Pike, Anson Mount and Dylan McDermott; THE CURSE OF DOWNERS GROVE, Bret Easton Ellis’ adaptation of Michael Hornburg’s novel; and #HORROR, starring Chloe Sevigny, Timothy Hutton, and Natasha Lyonne. Currently, Segal is producing DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD, a remake of the hit 1991 film. Segal is producing with Michael Phillips (TAXI DRIVER, THE STING) and Treehouse Pictures. Bille Woodruff (BEAUTY SHOP, HONEY) will direct. Emmy-nominated Chuck Hayward (DEAR WHITE PEOPLE) wrote the screenplay.
Kevin Carroll has worked in the story development departments at MGM, Paramount, and The Donners Company. In 2018, he placed as a finalist for a HUMANITAS Fellowship for his pilot LIFE’S NO FAIRYTALE.
Louis Southard is a breakout comic book talent, with MIDNIGHT WESTERN THEATRE being only his second title. The first was Action Lab Entertainment’s VILLAINS SEEKING HERO.
Scout Comics & Entertainment was founded in 2015 and has over 250 titles in their catalog. Scout books have sold to Disney, Amazon Studios, Rooster Teeth, and FilmNation, among others.