Sony has found a way to put a stopper on death. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has picked up the rights to Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire’s “A.D.: After Death,” a three-issue miniseries from Image Comics.
Taking place over three over-sized issues, “A.D.: After Death” follows a man who exists in a world that has found the genetic cure for death. According to the series’ official description, our protagonist “starts to question everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own mortality.” The first issue hit stands in November, while issue #2 is expected to drop in late December.
Snyder is best known for his work on DC Comics’ “Batman” with Greg Capullo, though he has quite a few independent projects to his name. “A.D.: After Death” is the third Image book he has written, following “Wytches” and “Severed.” At DC Comics and its imprint Vertigo, his past credits include “Swamp Thing,” “American Vampire” and “The Wake.”
Lemire, who illustrated “A.D.: After Death,” is no stranger to Sony. The studio acquired the rights to “Descender,” his Image book with Dustin Nguyen, back in 2015. Both a writer and artist, he has worked on “All-New Hawkeye,” “Extraordinary X-Men,” “Teen Titans: Earth One” and more. His creator-owned works include “Sweet Tooth” and “Essex County.”
Snyder and Lemire will both executive produce, alongside Josh Bratman. Eric Fineman is on board to oversee the project for the studio. The film does not yet have a release date.
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