Friday, December 04, 2009

The Coventry Telegraph Announces Comics to Screen: Twilight Studio Takes on Alibi

SUMMIT Entertainment, the studio behind the Twilight movies, is to help bring the comic book Alibi to the big screen.

Summit has teamed up with Top Cow Productions and Mandeville Entertainment for the spy thriller.

The Top Cow comic, published last year, centres on government assassin John Stephens whose perfect alibi is his twin brother, a well-known socialite. Mandeville picked up film rights to the book in August, just after San Diego Comic-Con.

According to Variety, Summit has hired The Shield writer John Hlavin to pen the script. He is also writing the fourth instalment of the fantasy horror franchise Underworld for Screen Gems and is developing a Wild West screenplay called Gunslinger for Warner Bros.

The Alibi comic was created by Top Cow president Matt Hawkins and Michael Renegar, written by Joshua Hale Fialkov and illustrated by Jeremy Haun.


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