‘Conan the Barbarian’ reboot director Marcus Nispel has great timing. With the film launching today Nispel has announced his own creation, a comic book series called ‘The Chosen’ with Liquid Comics, according to Deadline.
Nispel, whose work includes an interesting ‘Frankenstein’ television reboot (2004), the 2009 ‘Friday the 13th’ reboot and the underrated ‘Pathfinder’, now has his own creation to work with. ‘The Chosen’ will be a 3 issue series launching in February.
The story features a young protagonist “who seems an unlikely candidate but who is the latest incarnate of an Eastern spiritual master whose tradition goes back generations. The teen’s awakening to these awesome powers that have been refined over a century’s worth of incarnations, begin to manifest themselves and take him on a journey from the Detroit streets to the underground gangland of Mumbai.”
‘The Chosen’ started out as a movie idea Nispel had been developing when he pitched it to Liquid Comics. “I like movies that turn into graphic novels and graphic novels that turn into movies,” said Nispel. “Everything I direct starts with illustrations, and the pictures tell the story.”
Liquid Comics, previously known as Virgin Comics, has been working with a number of filmmakers to bring original stories to comic books and to movie screens. Current projects include Guy Ritchie’s ‘Gamekeeper’, Barry Sonnenfeld’s ‘Dominion: Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens’, a new Wes Craven project and former President Clinton’s ‘The Open Hands Comic Book’.