At C2E2 in Chicago this past weekend, Shatterglass Films announced they will produce a live-action feature-film adaptation of the critically-acclaimed comic book series Revival by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton published by Image Comics. Seeley and Norton will also produce the movie
The announcement was made at a panel where the filmmakers showed a surprise teaser trailer to the room of fans.
No cameras were allowed. But Bleeding Cool has acquired the actual footage shown in the room. And here it is.
Revival is a blend of mystery, thriller and horror set in the winter stillness of rural Wisconsin where the recently deceased members of the community arise and return to their lives as if nothing happened. Caught up in the maelstrom of emotional and ideological turmoil the event brings to the town, Officer Dana Cypress struggles to maintain order at the same time she quietly investigates the murder of her younger sister Em, who is one of the recently "revived."
Production is slated to begin in early 2018 with Shatterglass Films co-founder Luke Boyce directing a script co-written by "Revival" co-creator Tim Seeley and Sarah Fischer.
"I am beyond ecstatic to be bringing this incredible work to life. 'Revival' has consistently been one of the best titles from Image in the past few years and one of my absolute favorites since it debuted in 2012. Long before I ever met Tim and Mike, I dreamed of being able to adapt this story on film and I intend to do everything I can to realize it to its full potential." said Boyce on the panel.
Nominated for three Harvey Awards, collected editions of Revival have sold over one million copies from publisher Image Comics, home of other successful and upcoming comic adaptations like "The Walking Dead," "Outcast," "The Wicked & The Divine," "Sex Criminals" and "Descender." Creators Tim Seeley and Mike Norton are known for their success with independent comics such as "HACK/SLASH" and "Battlepug," as well as for work with comic publishing giants Marvel and DC, such as the critically acclaimed "Nightwing."
"Part of what's so exciting about working with a company like Shatterglass is that not every comic story needs to be a hundred million dollar plus movie nor should they be. Teaming up independent comics with an independent film production company just makes sense," said Seeley.
The managing partners at Shatterglass Films have been involved with over a dozen films, including an upcoming adaptation of "Death of Innocence," Mamie Till-Mobley's memoir on the death of her son, Emmett Till, produced in association with Chaz Ebert. Other projects include Mark Robert's "Rantoul and Die," based on his critically acclaimed play, and A24's Chance the Rapper vehicle "Slice." Their recent short film, "The Pooka," directed by Boyce and featuring "This is Us" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" star Chris Sullivan, will make its world premiere at the Chicago Underground Film Festival in June.