Post Malone continues to explore new mediums, this time creating a new IP and world with a graphic novel and concurrent feature-film adaptation. The story will blend “elements of road thrillers like Mad Max: Fury Road, and demonic horror like Evil Dead,” and be “set in medieval Europe, where the only thing standing in the way of the horde of demons infesting the continent is a mysterious armored 18-wheeler seemingly sent back from the heavens.” The original story was created by the 8x diamond recording artist.

Post Malone

Dallas, TX musical artist Post Malone began his musical career in 2011 and has delivered the diamond-selling “Congratulations” [feat. Quavo], achieved back-to-back #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, received countless multi-platinum certifications around the world, and smashed one record after another with his Hot 100-topping hits. One of the many good songs from the Into The Spiderverse soundtrack was his as well, the first ever RIAA Double-Diamond Single song “Sunflower” feat. Swae Lee.

“I’m so pumped to share this badass story with the world, and I couldn’t ask for better partners than Michael Bay and Vault to help bring this story to life,” says Post.

The team-up includes Michael Bay and Brad Fuller’s Platinum Dunes and Vault Comics. 

Platinum Dunes
Post Malone, Brad Fuller and Michael Bay from Deadline exclusive

Vault Comics

Vault is a private, family-owned company known for its horror, fantasy, and science fiction titles, with a focus on diversity and cross-media properties. They’ve previously partnered with leading companies like A&E, BET, Boatrocker, CBS, Netflix, Paramount, and others, to adapt its story properties to film, television, video games, and more.

Vault’s creative approach to collaborating with comic book shops creates a more stable environment for stores and fans to engage in new material with less risk and more hope that the books they enjoy won’t come to a sudden end.

This is the kind of project you dream about,” said Vault CEO Damian Wassel. “We get to work with an exceptional artist at the top of his game to build a completely original story from the ground up. We have an iconic director helping to guide the creative development. We’re going to bring the world a mind-blowing graphic novel, and that’s just the beginning.”

Platinum Dunes

Platinum Dunes, founded in 2001 by producers Michael Bay and Brad Fuller, is behind some of the most recent successful genre films and shows, including A Quiet Place, A Quiet Place II, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Ouija. Platinum Dunes “has an established track record of revamping and creating successful franchises, as well as producing cost-friendly original films that do extremely well at the box office.”

They’re mostly known for horror films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Purge, and the aforementioned Quiet Place and Ouija, which is why this title sounds like such a good fit for them.

“I love working with talented people, and Post Malone is incredibly gifted,” says Bay. “I am excited to work with him on such an intriguing idea, and when you add Vault to the mix, it raises the bar to another level. This new IP is just what the graphic world needs right now.”

Working closely with Post Malone, Vault will launch the story first as a graphic novel, set for publication in 2025. Meanwhile, Post Malone, Platinum Dunes, and Vault will concurrently develop a feature film adaptation of the story.