Comicbook company Studio 407 has signed a deal with Myriad Pictures, giving Myriad the first-look rights to any of their properties, according to Variety. In return, Myriad has the option to use Studio 407 to supervise production and development of comics based on Myriad's films.
Studio 407 is a new comic publisher based out of Bangkok with offices in the U.S. Their content is described by managing director, Alex Leung as "East meets West," with both American and Asian art and story elements. They will launch their initial line-up early in 2008, with the titles Tiger and Crane, Night and Fog, and Hybrid.
Myriad Pictures is also a newcomer to the entertainment scene, with credits including Dario Argento's Mother of Tears, Gillian Armstrong's Death Defying Acts, which stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce and tells a tale of the career of Harry Houdini, and All Hat. All three of these films premiered at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival.