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Comic-Con Pitch: TIMESPELL

By Rob M. Worley     July 19, 2004

We've arrived at the week of Comic-ConInternational 2004 in San Diego! Hollywood will be coming to the show, andComics2Film aims to help Hollywood find the good stuff.


Indie creator and filmmakerRich Henn is back,and this time he's talking about his supernatural thriller "Timespell".

Q: Describe 'Timespell' intwo sentences or less.

Henn: NYC Homicidedetective captures Manhattan's most deceptive serial killer, only to learn thatthe killer has been stalking him. His bartender brother could be mankind's onlysalvation, in a conspiracy that runs wider and deeper than even the highest ofNY's political powers.

Q: If you were to compare 'Timespell'to a movie, TV show (or movies or TV shows) what would it be?

Henn: "NYPD Bluemeets the Stand" or "The Sopranos meets Millennium/X-Files."

Q: Why do you think [yourcomic/concept] would translate to film/TV/animation?

Henn: 'Timespell' wouldtranslate VERY well, if handled correctly. While supernatural thrillers havebeen done to death, the script in 'Timespell' offers some very unique twists andturns to the genre. There aren't a lot of special effects required, so a costefficient budget is plausible. It's all about characterization and storytelling.If you can tell a good story, you don't need to rely on effects. 'Timespell'offers an enigma within a mystery, wrapped in a riddle. Two twists that haven'tbeen done to date (to my knowledge), and the distinct possibility for a sequel.

Q: Why should movie folkscome by your Comic-Con booth?

Henn: I believe what Ihave of interest for a producer is a product that doesn't apply to the typicalrules of the genre game. It's a supernatural thriller with a dense storyline andbiblical overtones. It is the thinking man's action/horror comic. Plotlinesinterweave, connecting the characters in ways the reader never sees coming. Todate, everyone that has read the book eventually comes back to tell me how muchthey loved it, how unique they found it to be and that it should be made into afilm. To that end, I began offering a money back guarantee to customers about ayear ago. If they didn't like it, I'd offer a full refund. I offer the same toany producer...there is a script already completed. If an option is made and theproduct isn't a viable one, I will refund the option money.


Rich Henn and Club 408 Graphicswill be presenting 'Zoomies' and 'Timespell' at booth #1234, right across fromImage Comics. Henn also encourages interested parties to visit Timespell.com and listen to the audiocommercial for the property.

Are you a comics creatorattending Comic-Con with a conceptHollywood should check out? E-mail your responses to the four questions above,along with your booth number, to news@comics2film.comand we'll try to send them over.

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