Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Podcast 172: Josh Gad
Pixel perfect
Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
He's playing an FBI agent
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
Live. Die. Repeat. Again?
Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chair
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
Update: Ivan Reitman weighs in
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 July 2015
Bryan Singer Offers A New Look At X-Men: Apocalypse
The director gets practical
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
X-Men: Apocalypse
19 May 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Valkyrie (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Superman Returns (2006)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men 2 (2003)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Bryan Singer Wants To Be Haunted
He's picked up the rights to a supernatural comic

06 February 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Red 5 Comics

submit to reddit

Bryan Singer has a bit of a history with comic book movies. We know, we’ll give you a moment to pick up the pieces of your mind after that brain-bursting revelation, but it’s true! The evidence is all over the covers (and pages) of the current Empire. His production company, Bad Hat Harry, is always on the look out for new source material, and has zeroed in on indie company Red 5 Comics’ Haunted.

Haunted Red 5 Comics

The title, which will be out at the end of April, follows what happens when the barrier between our world and the spirit realm is mysteriously torn apart, leading to an invasion by all manner of ghosts, demons, poltergeists and more. Creatures long thought mythological swarm the Earth and civilization, as you might expect, collapses. Thirteen years later, we meet Sarah McCallister, a young woman who survives by keeping to herself, but when a chance to return the world to normal arises, she finds she’ll have to trust strangers for the first time.

“The problem with most ghost stories is that if the characters simply leave the haunted house, all of their problems are over,” says Haunted writer Scott Chitwood, who worked on the book with artist Danny Luckert and colourist Ivan Plascencia. “But if the entire world is the haunted house, there’s nowhere to run or hide. Imagine the end of Ghostbusters, but with the heroes failing and Gozer taking over the world.”

No details were released about what form the adaptation – assuming it goes ahead – might take, whether on the big or small screen. Given that Singer is busy with his mutant chums on both this year's Days Of Future Past and 2016's Apocalypse (assuming he does indeed direct that), it’s more likely he’ll develop it for someone else to make.

“As a long-time fan of The Usual Suspects and Singer’s X-Men films,” Chitwood says, “it was very gratifying to find Bat Hat so enthusiastic about the story and premise of Haunted. They have been incredibly supportive and great to work with.”


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Robert Luketic To Direct The ExpendaBelles
Now he needs some actresses
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)