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‘Ash’ movie development fires up again

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The animated feature film based on Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti’s
“Ash” comic is once again showing signs of life. The comic book,
published under the pair’s now-defunct Event Comics shingle, was optioned over
five years ago for development as a film for Dreamworks.


Now, a source at Mad Chance,
the production house behind the development effort
tells us a new screenwriter was recently hired write a new script for
“Ash.”

Newcomer Todd Galicano will be penning the latest draft of the movie. Our
understanding is that Galicano will start fresh on the project. The script is
expected to be completed soon.

“Ash” tells the story of a Chicago fire fighter who, after being
trapped in a mysterious blaze, finds he can transform into fire-wielding
warrior. Fire fighters and super heroes are popular subject in the movie biz
making “Ash” a hot commodity. 

Quesada, who fans know is now Editor-in-Chief at Marvel comics, offered these
comments about the news:

“As is evident by the amount of time that has gone by since the initial
‘Ash’ deal and now, the project has been in a sort of limbo. We’ve always felt
strongly about the ‘Ash’ concept and I’ve always been a firm believer as I’m
sure Jimmy has that it would eventually get kick started again. The idea is just
too cool! The way I see it the project is at Dreamworks and that means that it
couldn’t be in better hands and I’m sure once things get moving on it again
Jimmy and I will be in the mix in some form or fashion.”

The latest cinematic offering from Mad Chance was the quirky Chuck Barris
biopic “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” a film definitely worth
checking out.

Keep checking C2F/CBR News for more “Ash” updates as the project
progresses.