TriStar Pictures has picked up the rights to Infidel, a sociopolitical horror series from Image Comics, in a six-figure deal.
Just two issues old, Infidel hails from former DC/Vertigo editor Pornsak Pichetshote (WE3, Sweet Tooth) and artist Aaron Campbell (The Shadow, Green Hornet). In the vein of the Oscar-winning Get Out, the series follows Aisha, a young American Muslim woman living in a haunted building with her husband Tom and his daughter Kris. Things spiral out of control when Aisha becomes the victim of constant attacks from creatures who feed off xenophobia -- and Tom's bigoted mother Leslie.
“Every aspect of creating Infidel came from laying bare our very personal fears regarding the times we're in," Pichetshote and Campbell said. "The fact that it's struck a chord at all, much less been subject to such competition to adapt it, is enormously flattering.”
“Audiences are responding to fresh, timely stories that, like Infidel, can resonate through the current state of our culture. Infidel has those provocative elements to create a touchstone thriller," TriStar Senior Vice President Nicole Brown added. Brown will oversee the film with Nick Krishnamurthy.
Oscar-winning Spotlight producer Michael Sugar, who also serves as executive producer on Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, and his Sugar23 partner Ashley Zalta will produce the project with Anonymous Content.