Friday, February 24, 2012

Rex Libris Comic Film Adaptation Gets New Screenwriter

Rex Libris, Volume One: I, Librarian by James Turner

Walden Media is reportedly moving forward with the film adaptation the comic series "Rex Libris" by hiring Ben Zazove to write the screenplay. The studio acquired the rights last year from Warner Bros., where it had been in back-burner development for years.

Thirteen issues of the comic, written and illustrated by James Turner, were published from August 2005 through October 2008. The first five issues were collected into the graphic novel Rex Libris, Volume One: I, Librarian, with the remaining issues in Rex Libris, Volume Two: Book of Monsters.

Rex Libris is the Head Librarian at Middleton Public Library. His unending struggle against the forces of ignorance and darkness leads him to travel to the farthest reaches of the galaxy in search of overdue books. Wearing his super thick bottle glasses, and armed with an arsenal of high technology weapons, he strikes fear into recalcitrant borrowers, and can take on virtually any foe from zombies to renegade literary characters.

(Related article: Variety.)


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