Bluewater and Lionsgate have announced they are developing a line of comic books based on the cult horror faves Leprechaun and Warlock.
"Working with Lionsgate on this end is like coming back full circle for me. I worked on the marketing for Leprechaun 4: In Space," says Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis. "I loved this little character and have always wanted to do something with him. As for Warlock, this was another cult film that I enjoyed, so having this opportunity to partner with Lionsgate again is going to great."
In the latter series, the Warlock is on a mission to destroy a book that contains a spell which imprisoned six other Warlocks. If the book manages to be destroyed, the dangerous Warlocks would be released back into the world free to cause chaos and destruction. It's up to a rag-tag group of people to prevent the Warlock from carrying out his plan.
The book will be drawn by Jacob Bear and colored by John Hunt. Matt Bellisle will be doing all the alternate covers to this title.
Leprechaun will be written by another Lionsgate alum Zach Hunchar, who just finished writing Insane Jane for Bluewater. The series is the tale of Lubdan, the king and sole survivor of the Leprechaun. The last of the Leprechauns! A treasure dealer stumbles across his pot of gold and steals it. In this modern age, he finds buyers all over the planet through on-line auctions. Lubdan finds the thief after the gold is shipped to humans across the globe. Unbeknownst to Lubdan, the Cluracan, a war-like race intent on genocide, helped the human find the gold.
A new curse is discovered that weakens Lubdan while he is not in possession of the gold and will eventually kill him if he does not recover them all in enough time. He quickly realizes he cannot locate the gold without help. The treasure dealer's last sale was to a computer expert, who agrees to help Lubdan, in exchange for his life. Together, they race against time to learn of the gold's locations. Lubdan's quest takes him all over the planet, across time and space. Battling greed, the genocidal Cluracan and new mystical adversaries, Lubdan must save all life to save himself.
*phew* Got all of that?
Kris Carter will draw Leprechaun and Micheal Kingston will be writing the second story arc.
Look for both titles in 2009. For more information, head on over to Bluewater Productions.
Source: Bluewater Productions