“Black Sky” is a new “illustrated film” project by Ben Templesmith from Halo-8 Entertainment, the production company that seems to have a hand in a lot of interesting comics-esque related things, like the Grant Morrison documentary and so on. The first teaser image have just been released:
Is an “illustrated film” better than a motion comic? According to Matt Pizzolo, who will direct the film, it is. “The difference between an illustrated film and a motion comic is kind of the difference between a movie that was shot in 3D versus a movie that was shot in 2D but got a 3D post-conversion. We’re not repurposing an existing comic book here, we’re building something unique from scratch.”
You can check out Pizzolo’s earlier “illustrated film concept, Godkiller, on Hulu.
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