Josh Blaylock Partners With Assemble Media to Bring Mercy Sparx to Hollywood

Assemble Media will partner with Josh Blaylock to develop Mercy Sparx, the character first published in Blaylock and Matt Merhoff's 2008 eponymous comic book series at Devil's Due, for film, television, and digital. Assemble, known for financing the 2017 Vince Vaughn film Brawl In Cell Block 99, revealed the news in a press release Thursday.

On the heels of the news that the hit indie comic series will return in 2019, Assemble Media has partnered with Josh Blaylock to develop his Mercy Sparx character across film, tv, and digital.

MERCY SPARX follows the hard-knock exploits of a bad-ass, quick-to-throw-down demon who is kicked out of Hell for bad behavior and banished to Earth, where she finds a new mission from the most unlikely of sources… Heaven. Now amongst mortals, she hunts down rogue angels who have fallen from grace. Or in other words… she's doing Heaven's dirty work.

The long-running, punk rock, action-fueled supernatural series, created by Josh Blaylock with the primary art team of Matt Merhoff and Greg & Fake Studio, has spawned over twenty issues, four collected volumes and a 400-page omnibus.

Said Blaylock of the partnership:

I am a huge fan of Assemble's pull-no-punches aesthetic, and I couldn't be happier that Mercy is in the hands of people whose work I greatly admire, which is metal-music to Mercy's ears.

And Assemble's Jack Heller, who will produce alongside Scott Veltri, Brendan Deneen, and Daniel Alter:

I've followed Mercy's adventures from the beginning, and we are thrilled to be working with Josh on her next chapter.

In addition to the plans for Hollywood mega-success, Mercy Sparx will also return as a comic book in 2019.

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