(with thanks to James Hudnall): The Tracking Board is reporting that Superman Returns and X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer is developing James Hudnall’s fantasy comic Age of Heroes for film.
The strip, drawn by John Ridgway, has appeared most recently in the first volume of STRIP Magazine in the UK (available digitally on iTunes from ROK Comics), and James released a novelisation of the stories last year, Hell’s Reward, intended to be the first in a series.
The comic follows a group of misfits in a fantasy land ruled over by gods. When the gods disappear, the misfits are brought together to protect the land against the monsters and arcane magic that now roam loose.
Tracking Board reports that Singer has brought on Alex Hollister to write the script, and Marc Berliner to co-produce with David Engel and Stephen Emery, representing Circle of Confusion.
• James Hudnall’s Official web site: TheHud.com
• James has a online comics series, Blue Cat, with Val Mayerik which features on acesweekly.co.uk
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.