According to Blabbermouth, the frontman of the Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig, Glenn Danzig, has signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment, a division of the Los Angeles independent record label Cleopatra Records to produce an anthology film based on his Verotik comic characters. Danzig will have a large stake in the film, as he will write, direct, and compose the music for the upcoming movie.
Brian Perera, owner and CEO of Cleopatra Records/Cleopatra Entertainment, said that “Glenn has a fantastic track records of building brands, including Verotik. We’re excited to bring his vision and passion to the screen.”
Long time horror comic readers may remember Verotik’s debut in 1994 with the comic anthology, Verotika. The comics were infamous for their extreme content and lascivious covers and most comic stores would only sell them from “behind the counter” to avoid the wrath of angry moms and dads (although they were labeled “for mature audiences”). The artwork by the likes of Simon Bisley and Liam Sharpe defined the house-style (heavily muscled barbarians and monsters galore) and many of the books used art by Frank Frazetta for their covers.
Verotik published a variety of comics, featuring both original characters such as Jaguar God, Satanika, G.O.T.H., and Ge Rouge (pictured above) and creator-owned material such as Go Nagai’s Devilman and Nancy A. Collins’ Sunglasses After Dark.
The characters that will be featured in the film (which will begin production this fall) have not been identified as of yet, but stay tuned to Horror News Network for more information when it becomes available.