This could be my favorite piece of news from the week. ‘Sheltered’ from Image Comics is getting adapted from comic to the big screen. I know comic and graphic novels conversions are possibly being overdone but I think this one was made for it! For those who aren’t familiar with ‘Sheltered’ I raved about the first issue and have really been thinking it would be a good fit for a series though with the subject matter of kids killing their parents and one another to survive a potential apocalypse, a big screen adaptation with most likely a hard R rating is the way to go.
Wait, kids killing their parents and one another? Well we’re entering the world of preppers that truly do believe the world is coming to an end. Only one of the more charismatic kids believes that the end is coming sooner than later and that they won’t have enough supplies to last with how many they have in the camps. At least that’s what the little sociopath tells everyone that lives there in order to turn the other younger generation against the adults and take them out in order to live. Of course, not everyone is buying his story but those who aren’t, are going to be in his cross hairs.
Here’s a short synopsis of the comic:
…a preapocalyptic thriller set in a survivalist compound somewhere in the Pacific Northwest and populated by families who believe an imminent volcanic eruption is about to make the U.S. uninhabitable for years. Yet the adults are unprepared for a strike from within in the form of a coup d’etat by the kids, led by a charming sociopathic teen. What follows is a struggle between two sets of young protagonists that is described as having shades of Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games.
The film is set to be directed by Jesse Peyronel (‘Dracula’ ,’Siren’) and produced by Circle of Confusion. who is the team behind ‘The Walking Dead’. The series itself was created by Ed Brisson (‘Comeback’, ‘Secret Avengers’) and Johnnie Christmas (‘Continuum: The War Files’). The art style from the comic is very reminiscent in some ways of ‘The Walking Dead’ but also very much it’s own and truly fits for the tension of the ‘preapocalyptic’ world that they’ve created.
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