Saturday, October 10, 2009

Production on the R.E.M. Graphic Novel begins

Production on my second graphic novel, R.E.M., has officially begun.  Character design by artist Marco Magallanes is underway and looking great.

Here's the story's logline:

In New York City, behind a series of locks, lives Michael Letto, a brilliant but paranoid neuroscientist.  Since his first and only love died, he’s become consumed with unlocking the mystery of sleep.  Based on the principles of yoga, Michael is attempting to build a chair that enables one to attain a full nights sleep in a matter of minutes.  His theories bring him to the attention of the military and a religious order that wants to use his research to attain enlightenment. Neither group is benign, and they pursue Michael as he starts to unravel and visions of his lost love worsen.

It was written to be my first film as a director and I never intended it to be a book.  But I figured, why the hell not?  You can't wait for success to find you, you have to go attack it.

Here is some artwork...

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