Graphic novels have become a great source for production companies as a place to get ideas for feature films. After all, the source material for the films ‘Kick-Ass,’ ‘Sin City’ and ‘V for Vendetta’ all came from graphic novels. Currently, the novels ‘Wonderland,’ ‘Days Missing’ and ‘Boilerplate’ are among many that are in development to become feature films. Now add ‘The Order’ to that list.
Deadline is reporting that Bluegrass Films has optioned the graphic novel ‘The Order’ from ArcanaBenderspink Comics. Although not too well known, the cover of the novel states that the story is about an “elite group of agents” formed by the Vatican who “travel the world and combat supernatural forces.”
The film will be produced by Scott Stuber (‘Ted,’ ‘Battleship’) alongside the company Benderspink with Sean O’Reilly of Arcana to executive produce. Brian Nathanson (‘The Many Deaths of Barnaby James) has been signed on to scribe the script.
‘The Order’ is one of many graphic novels from ArcanaBenderspink Comics that are hoped by the company to see both the big and small screens. Back in February, Benderspink and Sean Patrick O’Reilly, CEO of Arcana Comics, had joined together to launch the label in order to hatch comics that could be turned into cinematic adaptations.
The premise sounds like a mash up of several TV shows and movies. ‘Constantine’ is recruited as part of an ‘Avengers’ type group that encounters the same demonic forces seen in ‘Supernatural’ comes to mind. If the project moves forward, it can already be seen as a vehicle for four young hot guys to play the lead roles. However, crushing on a Vatican priest as he’s exorcising demons on the big screen just seems so wrong… yet…?
‘The Order’ has not been assigned a release date at this time.