Fat DragonProductions, a film production company headed by popular comic book artist TomLyle and his artist/writer wife Susan Paris Lyle, is proud to announce theprocurement of the award-winning graphic novel The Tale of One Bad Ratfor development as a feature length motion picture.
The Taleof One Bad Rat, written by British comic artist Bryan Talbot, is thebeautiful and dramatic story of a talented teenage girl struggling to regainself-worth and freedom from an abusive childhood. Her successful quest isclassic, with some interwoven and unexpected fantasy elements. It has beenpublished by Dark Horse Comics in nine countries and has been in continualrelease since 1995.
The book has wonnumerous awards including the prestigious Eisner Award, the Comic Creator'sGuild, two UK Comic awards, and the American Parent's Choice award. In 1998 itmade the NY Times annual list of recommended reading. It is found as a set textfor schools, universities, and in several children's counseling centers inBritain, Finland, France, Germany and North America.
Tom Lyle iswriting the screenplay adaptation, and Fat Dragon predicts a 2003 productiondate. His independent film credits include the comedy Bubbas in the Mistand a psychological thriller Dougie's Room. Bubbaswas in the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. Dougie'sRoom will be featured at the Silver Sprocket International Film Festivalthis year. Lyle has been in the comics field for 15 years and is well-known forhis Spider-Man, Batman, Robin and TotalRecall comic book portrayals.
Richard O'Brien(Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Picture Show) has already been castas Sir Noel Tod, one of the featured secondary characters in The Tale ofOne Bad Rat.
Fat Dragon isalso in pre-production with Cleansing, a moving story focusing onreligious oppression and how one girl's plight can shake the foundations of atown. Susan Paris Lyle has written the screenplay, based on a short story of thesame name by Allison K. Linder.