We’ve received information that indicates that THE COVENANT, the upcoming horror film, is not so much based on THE COVENANT, last year’s graphic novel, as they were developed concurrently. A story from last summer in CBR sums it up:
The Sony Screen Gems film, produced in association with Sandstorm Films, has already been green lit with production to start this fall. But before the film comes out you’ll get a chance to enter the world of “The Covenant” in the form of a new four issue original graphic novel to come this September from Top Cow and Spacedog, Inc.. The book is by “Crossing Jordan” writer Aron Coleite (“Proximity Effect”) and artist Tone Rodriguez (“Violent Messiahs”). [snip]
“The Covenant” graphic novel features a story that takes place prior to the events in the upcoming movie and follows a group of four families whose patriarchs wield a vast eldritch power. Those powers have been passed down from father to son for generations.
Ha ha ha ha, they said “eldritch.”