David Gordon Green Will Give Us 'Freaks'

October 21, 2008


A movie involving freaks, directed by the talented David Gordon Green, and based on a horror comic by Steve Niles? Sure, I'll have that:

Overture Films has tapped David Gordon Green to direct the horror thriller "Freaks of the Heartland," written by freshman scribes Peter Sattler and Geoff Davey. The company recently purchased the rights to the Dark Horse graphic novel written by Steve Niles.

Green and Dark Horse Entertainment president Mike Richardson are producing. Niles, who also wrote "30 Days of Night," is executive producing.

Illustrated by Greg Ruth, Niles' six-part 2004 series about the horrible secret of a rural Middle American town involves Trevor Owen's attempts to protect his "monster" of a 6-year-old younger brother and Gristlewood Valley's other "freaks" from their parents' worst instincts.

Well, looking at Amazon, supposedly this isn't that great of a comic. At least there will be some mutants, though, right? Just think of all the posts you have to look forward to once someone gets a spy shot of a mutant child on-set, and I'll be flipping out over how disgusting freaks are, and proposing extermination methods for getting rid of our current, actual freaks, and so on. Good times, ahoy-hoy!

David Gordon Green to helm 'Freaks' [THR]

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