The cross franchise melding of the A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th and the Evil Dead series Freddy Vs Jason Vs Ash developed by New Line Cinema back in 2004 will see new life in a six-issue comic book miniseries from DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment.
The comic will be written by James Kuhoric, who will be working from a treatment by Jeff Katz, the screenwriter who originally developed the film as a sequel to the surprise hit horror franchise match-up of Freddy Vs Jason (2003). The film project fell apart in March 2005 following Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi’s decision to pursue a remake of his film instead. Unfortunately, Raimi’s Evil Dead redux is currently trapped in its own development limbo.
For those who want a taste of what the story holds, the horror website Bloody Disgusting has a copy of Katz’s original script treatment here, while you can read an interview with Katz himself at Newsarama.
The announcement seems to be the latest in a recent series of film and television series creators turning to comic books as a way of continuing to give fans new stories in their franchise’s universes. The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai creator Earl Mac Rauch used his unproduced pilot script for a Buckaroo tv series developed for the FOX Network as the basis for a mini-series from publisher Moonstone last year. More recently, fan favorite Joss Whedon is overseeing additional “seasons” of his Buffy, The Vampire Slayer and Angel series in the four-color format as well.
Thanks to tipsters Paula B and Chris A.