Fans of comic books are living in a very different age than those that lived during the golden age of books. Nowadays it’s almost a given that your favorite title will be given the on film, television, or animation treatment. The latest comic series to be announced as “in development as a tent pole feature” is the Devil’s Due Entertainment series “Drafted.” For those that invest in comics, or are just looking at getting in on the ground floor on the next possibly hot series, start looking for the Mark Powers and Josh Blaylock series now! “Drafted” is also set to return in 2015 through Devil’s Due Entertainment.
BENDERSPINK IS DRAFTED
BENDERSPINK, MARK POWERS, JOSH BLAYLOCK
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CHICAGO, IL : Mark Powers’ critically acclaimed sci-fi epic Drafted has been optioned by Benderspink Productions for development as a tentpole feature. Powers, along with co-creator and publisher of the original Drafted comic, Josh Blaylock arranged the agreement just as plans were slated for the series to return to comic books through Devil’s Due Entertainment in 2015.
“I’ve loved this property for seven years now,” said JC Spink of Benderspink Productions, “and so glad to be able to help make something happen for it in film.”
Drafted tells the story Earth’s first contact with extra terrestrials – a benevolent species that, unfortunately, arrives only to warn us of an impending invasion from another race. Therefore, they declare that every man, woman and child on Earth must be conscripted into the battle to save our mutual existance, whether we like it or not.
Powers added, “It’s very exciting to be working with Benderspink, right at a time when smart
sci-fi is making a major comeback in Hollywood.”
Powers and Blaylock will be working closely with Benderspink in developing the project, while simultaneously overseeing the project’s return to comic book shelves.
“I think we found a great home” added Blaylock. “Benderspink really understands what makes this series tick.”
Stay tuned to www.DevilsDue.net for coming details on the comic book series.
ABOUT MARK POWERS: was an editor for over ten years at Marvel Comics before moving to Devil’s Due, where he wrote G.I. JOE and created the sci-fi series DRAFTED. He’s also written REST for Top Cow and adaptedTHE DRESDEN FILES novels STORMFRONT and FOOL MOON to comics for Dynamite, in addition to collaborating on the original DRESDEN FILES graphic novels, GHOUL, GOBLIN and WAR CRY with Jim Butcher.
ABOUT BENDERSPINK: Benderspink is a management and production company based in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 1998, the company’s upcoming film slate includes Horrible Bosses and Vacation from New Line Cinema, Zombeavers from Armory, Ride Along 2 from Universal, and Criminal from Millennium Films. They have a first look deal for tv with UCP and a first look for film at new line cinema.
ABOUT DEVIL’S DUE ENTERTAINMENT: Devil’s Due Entertainment is a comic book publisher and incubator of diverse pop culture content. As “cartographers” drawing the maps in an evolving comic book industry, Devil’s Due brings together a vertically integrated platform to develop stories and fantasy worlds, and then implement the circulation of that content. In addition to its own creations, the company is servicing the needs of its partners who want to draw attention to and monetize their brands in merchandising, film, television, and various channels in the pop culture space.