SNAKED, a mini series by Clifford Meth and Rufus Dayglo, published by IDW, is the latest comic to get an option, with producer Richard Saperstein (1408, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, The Mist, John Q, The Punisher, Frequency, and Se7en) developing the property. Ted Adams and Meth will exec produce, and Meth will pen the screenplay.
Based on an original story by Mr. Meth, whom Barnes & Noble calls “one of dark fiction’s best kept secrets,” SNAKED is a horror-noir that follows the personal and political exploits of a government employee with supernatural, snake-like abilities. First illustrated by Dave Cockrum (co-creator of X -Men), SNAKED has featured cover art by Ashley Wood and illustrations by Rufus Dayglo.
Mr. Saperstein was drawn to the story’s dynamic characters and timely political message. “As a producer,” he says, “I’m drawn to characters that are forced to explore the limits of their own humanity in situations that test their rational minds. The political arena forms the perfect backdrop for Clifford Meth’s heady mix of horror, sex and mayhem. I am also pleased to be working with Ted Adams and the folks at IDW, who are always breaking new ground in the world of comics and graphic novels.”
“If there is one thing I have learned from my experience with the filmmaking community,” said Mr. Adams, “it is to work with the very best. We experienced that luxury on 30 Days of Night and now we’re fortunate to be partnered with Richard Saperstein, a renowned producer with a stellar track record. SNAKED is the most controversial book we have ever published and I know that Richard will bring this story to the screen with incredible style, wit and daring.”