It seems that Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to Steve Niles's (creator of 30 Days of Night) Dark Horse comic book miniseries Criminal Macabre. This news comes from Blood Disgusting, who tell us that Kyle Ward has been hired to write the screenplay.

The comic followed the plight of a supernatural detective who works a double-shift as a hitman. His job? Killing all of the supernatural monsters, such as vampires and ghosts, that live amongst us humans. Hmm? Almost sounds a little bit like the Dylan Dog adaptation Dead of Night, doesn't it.

At this moment, the film does not have a set start date.