It seems that there is nothing Hollywood has learned to love more over the past few years than adapting comic books as quirky crime procedurals, so it's always nice when they're starting with one that's already built on that premise. The latest to get the treatment: Michael Moreci and Keith Burns' ReincarNATE, which Deadline announced today as being in development as a one-hour crime drama.
Michael Moreci has been building his name as a stand-out genre comics writer in the past few years, starting with paranormal investigator series Hoax Hunters at Image, co-written with Steve Seeley, and more recently with the sci-fi noir odyssey adventure Roche Limit, with art by Vic Malhotra.
His new series, Transference, sees him unite with artist Ron Salas at Black Mask Studios for a high concept tale of time-travel and counter-terrorism, as an elite special agent transfered into his own past-self must track down an enemy agent to save the future. ComicsAlliance chatted with Moreci about his relationship with comics, working with Ron Salas and Black Mask, and why he's not afraid to court Hollywood through comics. He also shared an exclusive eight-page preview of Transference #1.
Grant Morrison has been talking about his film passion project, a psychedelic Western called Sinatoro, since at least 2010. It was even promoted with a poster. But the writer's screenplay has ended up taking the route so many projects take on the way to becoming movies: It will be a comic first.
Morrison will work with artist Vanesa Del Rey on the series, which will come out some time next year from Black Mask Studios, the comics and transmedia company launched last year by comics artist Ben Templesmith, writer Steve Niles, Bad Religion guitarist/songwriter Brett Gurewitz and Matt Pizzolo of Occupy Comics. It's one piece of a big and not too shabby slate of new comics coming from the publisher in the next year, the highlights of which you can check out below.
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Reincar(Nate), created by writer Michael Moreci and artist Keith Burns, isn't about being haunted by your past, but by your past lives. A 102-page, full-color graphic novel, Reincar(Nate) follows private eye Nate McCoy as he tracks down a missing girl, battles a crime lord and deals with a gunshot wound to the head, all with the help of an old west cowboy and a vegas hitman - older versions of himself he was reborn from that no one else can see...