Well. This is just insane. After so many years of trying and failing and getting back up again and pitching and getting rejected and pitching again and flying to LA for meetings and bla bla bla...it's real. Legendary Entertainment (Watchmen, the Dark Knight trilogy, everything else you've ever loved) and Netflix (Yeah, again, everything good in this world) have come together to make GOD COUNTRY an honest to god real movie!! AND we have the INSANELY talented and visionary Jim Mickle (Sweet Tooth) on board to direct, AND holy shit you guys...they actually let ME write the screenplay!! ME!! Some idiot from a small town in central Texas best known for being the inspiration for King of the Hill! Me! I know....I'm just as shocked as you all are.
Now, these things take time, and a million different things could go wrong at any second, but god willing (eh? eh?) in the near future we'll have some MORE awesome news to share (casting!) and then (FINGERS CROSSED!) I'll be writing these newsletters from the set of my movie with a life-sized movie prop of Valofax in my hand!
This doesn't feel real. And I have OH so much more to talk to you guys about. But I'll save that for when we get to tell you more about this insane journey! Until then....well, what are you waiting for?! Go buy a bunch of GOD COUNTRY comics and get caught up on what is assuredly the HOTTEST COMIC IN THE WORLD!!
Oh, and also, go buy CROSSOVER! As I've been told, a certain sentient sword plays a not-so-small part in that bananas story!
Okay friends! That's all. Thanks so much for the support these past years, it's because of all of you that this is happening. More to come, and until then....I'll see you at the movies!
Here’s the story that The Hollywood Reporter broke yesterday about the upcoming film:
Netflix Teams With Legendary, ‘Sweet Tooth’ Showrunner for Fantasy Movie ‘God Country’ (Exclusive)
Haven’t read GOD COUNTRY yet? Go grab a copy at your local comic shop… you’ll thank us, you can bet on that. Can’t get to a shop? Here are a few places online to snag a copy:
MIDTOWN COMICS - GOD COUNTRY graphic novel
AMAZON.COM - GOD COUNTRY graphic novel
And here’s a little more info on VALOFAX from Crossover #4 (which is a sequence that originally appeared in the GOD COUNTRY graphic novel):
And hey, since we mentioned CROSSOVER and VALOFAX is one of the stars of the book, why not check out VOL 1 of the series as well?
MIDTOWN COMICS - CROSSOVER Vol. 1: Kids Love Chains
AMAZON.COM - CROSSOVER Vol. 1: Kids Love Chains
Kids Love Chains. And we love you.
Second the request for a gorgeous God Country hardcover. That con exclusive one from forever ago is one of my top 5 dream buys
Congrats D! I’ll be crushed if they don’t have a wide shot of the event horizon.