Comic-Con International has been very kind to Ashley Wood. Last year, Wood and wife/collaborator T.P. Louise sold the film rights for their book World War Robot to Jerry Bruckheimer. Keeping the Comic-Con streak alive, Wood has now optioned another property for a big-screen adaptation, IDW’s Lore.
The producers are trying to launch an action-adventure franchise along the lines of the Men in Black series, with a focus on mythological creatures.
Originally published in 2003 as a five-issue miniseries, the story focuses on a young man who reluctantly becomes a member of an elite secret order charged with protecting humanity from the beasts of folklore who invade our world.
Jeremy Lott and Cory Goodman, who wrote the upcoming Paul Bettany vampire thriller Priest, will be writing the screenplay. Goodman recently wrote the screenplay for the remake of David Cronenberg’s The Brood.
Wood is attached to the Lore film as an executive producer along with IDW’s Ted Adams. Andrew Lazar of Mad Chance and Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs are also on board as producers.