Stephan Franck’s Silver is heading to the big screen. It was announced earlier today that Hellboy screenwriter Andrew Cosby has signed on to adapt Silver for Solipsist Films.
Silver is a comic book series published by Dark Planet Comics that expands on Bram Stoker’s universe into the 1930’s. It tells the story of James Finnigan, “a witty but (figuratively) soulless con man,” who heads out in search of treasure made of ancient silver in a castle full of vampires. Along the way, Finnigan assembles a crew of misfits to help pull off the heist, only to end up experiencing an existential crisis upon arrival in the land of the undead.
The first volume of Silver was published by Dark Planet Comics back in 2014, with the second volume following a year later. The publisher completed a successful Kickstarter campaign for a third volume over the summer.
As the project appears to be in the early stages, not much else is known in regards to a possible director or release date. However, it has been revealed that Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) will produce the project — L’Heureux is also behind Painkiller Jane, which has Jessica Chastain set to star. That project recently enlisted Constantine writer Christine Boylan to pen the script.
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