<i>I Am Legion</i> Marches To Screen

I Am Legion, the French vampire comic by Fabien Nury and John Cassaday, is being developed as an English-language movie by Paris production company Full House, Variety reports.

It's the first project in a new four-picture deal with Les Humanoides Associes, the French publisher best known for Metal Hurlant.

Debuting in 2004, I Am Legion centers on a World War II plot by Nazis to control the powers of a 10-year-old vampire while Allied forces scramble to uncover how their own ranks have been infiltrated by Hitler's elite.

Plans for an adaptation initially were announced in 2006, with Cassaday attached to direct from Nury's screenplay. However, the Full House production will be directed by Nacho Cerda (The Abandoned) from a script by Richard Stanley (Hardware, The Abandoned). Humanoides partner Pierre Spengler (Superman) will co-produce the $13.4 million-$16.4 million film, which is expected to shoot late this year in Eastern Europe using English actors.

The first volume of I Am Legion, The Dancing Faun, was released in 2004 in the United States by Humanoids Publishing through a deal with DC Comics. Humanoids later partnered with Devil's Due Publishing to release the entire series over eight issues in 2009.

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