Randy Queen recently sent an email to the geeks at AICN to update them on the progress of his “Darkchylde” movie, based on his comic books of the same name. I remember seeing “Darkchylde” on the racks during my comic book reading days, but I never picked it up, despite the fact that the covers almost invariably features the lead — a tall, gorgeous blond girl with long flowing hair — who seems to always be nude, or with barely any clothes on. Apparently for the movie, Queen has made the character a brunette, if the first image from the movie (to your left, bigger version below) is any indication.
Here’s what Queen wrote to AICN:
Just wanted to give a heads up that the first filmic images have been captured of Darkchylde, based on the comic of the same name. I am intimately involved, as is 5 time Oscar Winner Richard Taylor (King Kong, Lord of the Rings) and Weta Workshop, and Dark Horse (Hellboy).
Story revolves around a very pretty girl’s curse that allows her to transform into different creatures from her nightmares. Ariel Chylde is a physical pandora’s box, and these creatures borrow her blood and bones to hitchhike over to our world. Everytime Ariel changes, she sets a different creature free in her small southern town.
We have the A list team, and our expressed goal is to produce an original, beautifully shot, atmospheric horror film, played very straight and very dark, ala a modern Carrie or Ridley Scott’s Alien, with a wicked, sexy cool Underworld vibe. Our only wish is to create a film for the horror fans of the world to get excited about, so everyone please wish us luck!
Promise to report more when able.
Here’s the first image from the movie:
And here’s one of the comic’s many (similar) covers: