Liquid Comics announced today a publishing partnership with legendary filmmaker Wes Craven (Scream, The Hills Have Eyes, Nightmare on Elm Street) and producer Arnold Rifkin (Hostage, 16 Blocks, Live Free or Die Hard), wherein Craven will create his first original graphic novel story.
"In addition to Wes, we are thrilled to be working with Arnold Rifkin, whose prolific experience as a producer will help us take Wes's story beyond the printed page and on to the big screen."
"I'm thrilled to be working with Liquid Comics and Cheyenne Enterprises on the development of an original idea for both a comic book and for a subsequent film based on it. It's an idea I've been dying to get out there, and working in collaboration with Sharad Devarajan and Arnold Rifkin will be the ideal win/win way to do it," commented Craven.
Details on Craven's story have not yet been released and Liquid Comics is currently engaged in dialogues with leading creators in the comic book industry to work with Craven on the project. The graphic novel deal was finalized by Craven's team at WME, Industry Entertainment, and Ziffren Brittenham LLP.
"We are equally excited about our new collaboration with Liquid Comics and iconic filmmaker Wes Craven. The opportunity to work with someone as creative as Wes is only enhanced by the addition of Liquid Comics, who's resources and understanding of the graphic novel world will be of significant value as we create this new franchise," added Arnold Rifkin, President of Cheyenne Enterprises.
Liquid plans to launch the story as a four issue comic-book series starting early next year. In addition to print, Liquid will launch a number of digital initiatives allowing Craven's fans to experience his graphic novel story across a variety of platforms including online or through their iPad, iPhone and other mobile and gaming devices.
"Wes Craven has continuously been at the forefront of redefining the horror and thriller genres. We are honored to be able to work with him to bring his creativity and genius to graphic novels for the first time," added, Liquid Comics Co-Founder & CEO, Sharad Devarajan. "In addition to Wes, we are thrilled to be working with Arnold Rifkin, whose prolific experience as a producer will help us take Wes's story beyond the printed page and on to the big screen."