Like I said: any comic worth its salt, and even some that aren’t, are getting optioned into a possible movie like gangbusters. Even comic books you’ve never heard of, such as Clifford Meth’s “Snaked”, about a government dude with snake-like abilities. Gee, should help with the ladies, right? Ahem. Producer Richard Saperstein has optioned the comic book’s film rights from IDW Publishing, which also handled the recent Alaskan vampire show “30 Days of Night”.
Based on an original story by Meth, “Snaked” is a horror-noir that follows the personal and political exploits of a government employee with supernatural, snakelike abilities.
“The political arena forms the perfect backdrop for Clifford Meth’s heady mix of horror, sex and mayhem,” said Saperstein, former prexy of production at Dimension Films, who has overseen pics including “1408,” “Rob Zombie’s Halloween” and “The Mist.”
The comic is currently in its third issue (of a 5-part mini-series), and IDW is already calling it the most controversial book its ever published. Wow, really? Here’s their official definition of the comic:
In a world of dirty politics, backstabbing friends and unfaithful women, Bill Timmons discovers that being a Snake is more than a metaphor… but he’s unprepared for what will happen when he sheds his skin and the fangs start to show… and so is everyone else.
I’m gonna have to take a look at this one, sounds interesting…