At Comic-Con, Dravnverse, LLC, announces preproduction will begin early next year on the first Dravn movie, which has been in development for five years concurrently with the upcoming Dravn graphic novel trilogy being produced by Stellar Labs (Hulk, Superman, X-Men) from creator Jesse Negron and editor Dave Elliott. Tom Sanders will executive produce and the special FX team will be helmed by James Knight (Avatar) of Knightvision. Lead concept artist will be Keith Thompson (Pacific Rim) with other conceptual art contributed by Robert Prior. Weta Workshop will assist in building the Dravn world.

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Dravn creator and developers have fully fleshed out the characters, the universe and the story arcs for this sci-fi, action-thriller set in a twisted version of the world. All the essential elements and new mythology of Dravn have been planned out.

The first step was the special issue #262 of Heavy Metal Magazine, which introduced Dravn to the world in a big way. The special issue with an exclusive Comic-Con cover and autograph sessions will be available at the Heavy Metal Magazine booth in addition to appearances on various panels from the Dravn team during Comic Con in San Diego.

Dravn is dark, mythic, scandalous take on our own world with tech-augmented super hero-like, or demi-god versions of famous warriors and their respective villains we all know, such as Akilez (Achilles), ROML (Rommel), Vlaad (Vlad the Impaler), and J-Arc (Joan of Arc), to name a few. Throughout the ages, the stories of the Dravn have been hidden within holy books, fairy tales, secret societies and black ops...stories of those who were rumored to possess the power of gods. Visit www.dravn.com for a Dravn character tour and a sneak peek at some mysterious artifacts and files under Dravn "Disclosure."

The Dravn warriors live in separate time periods, but they are all connected and influence one another. The Dravn world is a parallel Earth where everything has gone terribly wrong. Akilez is crippled by PTSD; J-Arc refuses to burn at the stake; Camelot is an Orwellian police state; D-Day is lost, leading to a Nazi occupation of America. What has caused the events of the world to come undone? The answer lies in our time, with a teenage girl named Britney who lives in a trailer park on the edge of a dying desert town.

The whole Dravn saga begins with a mysterious box unearthed at an archeological dig in Tunisia; what is inside is pretty shocking and sparks a precipitous series of events that crash into that girl from a trailer park-- Britney. The first Dravn movie and graphic novel trilogy will be Britney's story.

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B. Alan Orange