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‘Mephisto and the Empty Box’ optioned for film development

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‘Mephisto and the Empty Box’ optioned for film development

Official Press Release

Source: Top Shelf Productions

Comics Fans Worldwide,

First of all, let me again thank everyone for helping us through our
recent crisis. Just this Monday (the 20th) we finished shipping out all
1000 orders, and to celebrate that, we actually have some cool news to
report (this deal was finalized just last week):

HOLLYWOOD FALLS UNDER THE SPELL OF “MEPHISTO”!

Hollywood Producer Joe Singer (Dr. Dolittle, Dante’s Peak) and
entrepreneur Janet Jensen’s new production company, Singer/Jensen
Entertainment, has optioned the rights to Top Shelf Production’s
critically acclaimed comic book MEPHISTO AND THE EMPTY BOX for feature
film development.

Written by Jason Hall and illustrated by Matt Kindt, MEPHISTO AND THE
EMPTY BOX is part of the creators’ well-renowned PISTOLWHIP series of
books (included in TIME Magazine’s List of Top 10 Comics of 2001).
While the creators are excited their work may make it to the big-screen,
they really hope that the Hollywood attention will help bring the comics
themselves to a wider audience.

The screenplay for MEPHISTO will be written by Michael Browning (Bad
Company, Six Days, Seven Nights). The story involves a couple with a
troubled marriage who attend a magic show. The woman volunteers for the
disappearing act but the magician (Mephisto) dies in the middle of the
trick. With the wife missing, the husband embarks on a metaphysical
journey to bring her back. Alva Entertainment will executive produce.

Hall and Kindt are currently working on the next PISTOLWHIP graphic
novel, THE YELLOW MENACE, as well as other individual projects. You can
visit the Pistolwhip Comics Electronic Headquarters at
http://www.pistolwhipcomics.com. You can also purchase MEPHISTO AND THE
EMPTY BOX and PISTOLWHIP at your local comic book shop or directly from
Top Shelf Productions at http://www.topshelfcomix.com.

… and the film rights to PISTOLWHIP are still available (as of today,
anyway).

Books by Matt Kindt and Jason Hall:

MEPHISTO AND THE EMPTY BOX

— $3.95 (US), Comic Book, 24 pages

PISTOLWHIP

— $14.95 (US), Graphic Novel, 128 pages, ISBN: 1-891830-23-6

PISTOLWHIP: THE YELLOW MENACE

— The Newest Graphic Novel Ships in December!

Your friend thru comics,

Chris Staros
Top Shelf Productions

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