Hammer Films and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to create a series of graphic novels and comic books not only based on Hammer’s movies, but also on the hit vampire movie Let the Right One In.
We’ve written about legendary Hammer films in the past, but here’s a quick refresher. Hammer is best known for its fantastic 1950s and 1960s horror movies, they’ve given us Terrence Fisher, Christopher Lee and more.
As I just mention, their first comic project isn’t going to based on one of Hammer’s classic films but rather on Let Me In, the upcoming remake of the Swedish horror movie, Let the Right One In.
Dark Horse has hired Marc Andreyko to write the spinoff comic, whose storyline is currently kept secret, but “will incorporate some of the film’s characters and mythology with some fresh themes,” according to Hammer Film’s website.
“The film, based on the 2008 widely acclaimed Tomas Alfredson directed Swedish film Lat den ratte komma in a.k.a. Let the Right One In, is being produced by the legendary British film brand Hammer Films, and written and directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield). While the storyline of the companion graphic novel is being kept under wraps, Dark Horse Comics and writer Marc Andreyko (Manhunter, Predators) are working with Hammer to create a chilling and exciting comic that will incorporate some of the film’s characters and mythology with some fresh themes. The Let Me In graphic novel will be distributed in stores in conjunction with its theatrical release from Overture Films in October 2010.”
As mentioned before, the remake, to be released in October by Overture, is about a bullied 12-year old who develops a bond with a new neighbor, a mysterious young girl who emerges only at night.
“The existing Hammer Films library represents some of the most exciting horror stories ever told,” said Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson. “ Let Me In is easily one of the most chilling and exciting horror stories to come along in years and as we have learned time and time again, comics provides the perfect place to expand on the storyline.”
As a huge fan of graphic novels and comics, I admit to being pretty excited for this one, even though it is another spinoff. What do you guys think?