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CastleBright Studios options '10th Muse'

    December 04, 2007

From a press release

CastleBright Studios has optioned the rights for The 10th Muse comic book series by Darren G. Davis and Blue Water Productions. CastleBright's Jay Douglas and Nav Gupta will produce.

Created by Darren G. Davis (The Legend of Isis, "Ray Harryhausen Presents" and "Judo Girl"), "The 10th Muse" is vastly unique in the comic book universe with its deeply enriched themes of Greek mythology. "The 10th Muse" debuted in 2002 by breaking records as the 6th highest selling comic, outselling nearly every Marvel and DC property and has been flying off book shelves ever since. Darren G. Davis knows how to build compelling characters and stories ripe for the big screen, as his The Legend of Isis is currently at Paramount Pictures.

Greek mythology has documented the nine Muses, the inspirational daughters of the almighty god Zeus. But history forgot one, the 10th Muse. Emma Sonnet, mysteriously disappeared five years ago during a summer trip to Greece celebrating her graduation from law school. Yesterday, she resurfaced just as mysteriously as the newly appointed District Attorney, with a unique take on the law. Battling evil in the courtroom by day and in the shadows at night, Emma Sonnet is tipping the scales of justice her way, as the 10th Muse.

Davis, who is managed by Golden House Entertainment says, "CastleBright shares my vision for this to become a film and I am excited to be a part of this."

Douglas and Gupta freshly set up shop at NBC/Universal, and even without a formal studio deal, they are quickly establishing themselves as adventure guys, recently picking rights to the best-selling "Scorpion" novel and the acclaimed "Broken Sword" video game series.

"We know there were many suitors vying for this property, but somehow the Greek Gods smiled upon us." said Gupta from CastleBright. Talks have already begun with starlets for the headliner role.

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