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John Landis to direct Gaines/EC Comics biopic

By Rob M. Worley     February 15, 2008

There are few characters from the business side of comics that are more deserving of a biopic than William M. Gaines, the man who created 'Tales from the Crypt' and 'Mad Magazine', and railed against the censors who devastated the comics industry in the 1950s.

Variety reports that director John Landis has taken up the reigns of 'Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines,' a biopic based on the man's life. Joel Eisenberg is co-developing the project and writing the script for the film. From Variety:

Pic's centered on an anti-establishment group of artists and writers, led by a reluctant Gaines and cohort Al Feldstein, as they produce their comicbooks. At the peak of his success, Gaines became a First Amendment figurehead due to his unapologetic testimony before a Senate subcommittee investigating juvenile delinquency.

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