Paul Soter, founding member of the Broken Lizard Comedy troop, actor and writer of films Beerfest, Super Troopers and The Slammin' Salmon and director of the soon to be released film, Dark Circles, has agreed to write the film adaption of legendary comic book creator, Larry Hama's cult favorite comic Dr. Deth with Kip and Muffy. The film will be produced by Framelight Productions.
Soter was drawn to the project by the history of the property and the fact that this is a chance to create a world where normal rules of life, physics and everything else do not exist. "This is a story," begins Soter, "that should have a visual style unlike anything ever done in cinema before. A unique tale with a landscape that transcends the screen to create a world never seen by human eyes. Mutants, cannibals, babes and guns...Call my travel agent, I want a ticket!" Framelight's Robert L. Robinson, Jr., and Jeffrey D. Erb will produce the film. Larry Hama, the writer and creator of the Dr. Deth with Kip and Muffy comic is executive producing.
"As a long time fan of Dr. Deth with Kip and Muffy since their first appearance," states Framelight's Co-President, Robert Robinson, "I could not be happier than to have Larry's creation come to life via Paul Soter's pen. He'll bring the adventure, chaos and humor that this story has waited for."
"Paul brings a new Hollywood sensibility to storytelling," explains Framelight Co-President, Jeffrey D. Erb. "He gets properties like Dr. Deth, as he's as much a fan as he's a creator and only wants to give Dr. Deth with Kip and Muffy the epic treatment it deserves."
"Paul Soter gets it," states Larry Hama the creator of Dr. Deth. "He understands the sensibility and tone, and totally has a grip on the characters and their interactions."
Dr. Deth with Kip and Muffy first appeared in 1982 in Marvel Comic's Bizarre Adventures #31 with the story and art by Larry Hama. Their next appearance was in holiday issue of Bizarre Adventures #34 with a story by Larry Hama and the art by Bob Camp of Ren and Stimpy fame. Taking place in a post apocalyptic New Jersey, where cannibalistic mutants have overrun society, the human race has one hero left...the bounty hunter Dr. Deth and his two female companions, Kip and Muffy.
Framelight Productions is a film production company founded by Robert L. Robinson, Jr., and Jeffrey D. Erb in 2008 that partners with comic book, novel and other Intellectual Property creators and owners in the process of bringing their creations to the screen. With the great magnitude of creative talent and mythologies they have created, Framelight has developed a model that revolves around the most important asset in the equation, the creators. The company has currently optioned 20 comic book properties and 3 novels.