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Top Shelf's Mephisto Optioned

By Rob M. Worley     February 04, 2002

A new Hollywoodproduction partnership bodes well for a TopShelf Comics title according to today's Variety.

ProducerJoe Singer (Dr. Dolittle, Dante's Peak) haspartnered with entrepreneur and Hollywood newcomer Janet Jensen to formSinger/Jensen Entertainment. The new shingle has scooped up several propertiesfor development, including Jason Hall and Matt Kindt's Mephistofrom Top Shelf.

Thescreenplay for Mephisto is to be written by Michael Browning (BadCompany, Six Days, Seven Nights). The story involves acouple with a troubled marriage who attend a magic show. The woman volunteersfor the disappearing act but the magician (Mephisto) dies in the middle of thetrick. With the wife missing the husband embarks on a metaphysical journey tobring her back.

BruceBerman is set to produce with Jensen and Singer. Alva Entertainment will executiveproduce.

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