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Studio 407 revs up a pair of films


By Rob M. Worley     January 02, 2009
Source: Multiple

Night Projectionist (sideshow)
© Studio 407

A year back, Indie comics shingle Studio 407 announced plans for a feature film with Myriad pictues. Now they've got a start date for that first project, and new comic-based horror film in the works as well.

Director Ernie Barbarash ('Cube Zero' and 'They Wait') has come on board the deep sea creature feature 'Hybrid'. Studio 407 has announced this film is slated to begin filming next year.

When four friends decide to rent a schooner for the day, everything is smooth sailing until they encounter a derelict ship adrift in the ocean — a massive trawler that looks as if it had been dragged from the bottom of the sea. When they spot a frightened little girl waving at them from the bow, they have no choice but to investigate. As they get closer to the ship, they discover that the girl is not alone.

Peter Kwong wrote the comic and the screenplay.

"This was a real opportunity to take an old fashioned genre, the classic monster story, and bring it into the 21st century. says Hybrid writer Peter Kwong. "The 'hybrid" is unlike any creature that you've ever seen; yet, like all classical monsters, it's very much rooted in contemporary fears and anxieties. That always makes it more interesting as a writer, and, I hope, the audience will agree."

The trade paperback collecting the four-issue comics mini-series is due in stores on February 25th.

Variety also reports today that Myriad and Studio 407 will bring their horror comic 'The Night Projectionist' to the big screen.

This one is about a small town movie theater that plays host to a Dracula film fest. But as the film rolls, the doors of the theater become sealed and vampires begin to feed on the audience.

The first issue of the comic is also due out in February.

Cover to Hybrid #4

Night Projectionist



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