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PETER LANDESMAN TO WRITE AND DIRECT SCOUT COMICS “THE RECOUNT", KADINCREATIVE  & MOTOR CONTENT TO PRODUCE

PETER LANDESMAN TO WRITE AND DIRECT SCOUT COMICS “THE RECOUNT", KADINCREATIVE & MOTOR CONTENT TO PRODUCE

PETER LANDESMAN TO WRITE AND DIRECT SCOUT COMICS “THE RECOUNT", KADINCREATIVE  & MOTOR CONTENT TO PRODUCE

 

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Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (November 29th, 2021) –  As announced EXCLUSIVELY on DEADLINE.com , Peter Landesman (Concussion, Parkland, Felt) has come on board to adapt and direct Scout Comics best-selling comic series THE RECOUNT into a feature film for Don Handfield's Motor Content (The Founder, Knightfall) and Jonathan Kadin's KadinCreative (Cinderella). Nick Jones Jr. will co-write with Landesman. 


The fictional political thriller penned by US army veteran Jonathan Hedrick, was published by Scout Comics in November of 2020 on the eve of the most contested election in modern history and despite its fictional and apolitical stance -- seemed oddly clairvoyant in its dark portrayal of a nation on the brink. Blending the political intrigue of House of Cards and the horror of The Purge, “The Recount” is a realistic action-thriller set in an unsettlingly recognizable American political climate.


When the US President is assassinated by one of his own security detail, a Secret Service agent must protect the Vice President at all costs from a vast, dangerous conspiracy. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, these two women with completely opposing beliefs must work together to fight back and preserve what’s left of American democracy.

 

Landesman and Kadin previously worked together on Sony’s CONCUSSION starring Will Smith, which Landesman wrote and directed and Kadin oversaw as the studio’s Executive Vice President. Prior to that, Landesman and Handfield worked together on political thriller KILL THE MESSENGER starring two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner for Focus Features which Landesman wrote and Handfield Executive Produced. Landesman went on to write and direct PARKLAND, about the aftermath of the assassination of JFK, the aforementioned CONCUSSION as well as FELT starring Liam Neeson.

 

“As storytellers, we’re struggling to capture not just this fraught political moment, but what it means, and will mean, for our immediate futures.When I read this graphic piece, it made me yearn for the days when character and integrity had value, and what would happen when you pack that into an imperative to survive, not just to live, but to lead. I want this movie to look like what many of us are feeling” said Peter Landesman

 

Handfield added, “THE RECOUNT struck me because it really hammers home both the incredible divisiveness of our times, as well as the fragility of our democracy - all without taking a political 'side'.  On one level it's an engaging political thriller, on another, a hellbent action ride, but ultimately, it's a cautionary tale about two women with opposing political viewpoints coming together to save America. I can think of no better filmmaker to adapt this book than Peter Landesman, who has written & directed some of the best political thrillers of our time.”

 

Given the current sociopolitical climate, this story couldn’t be more relevant. And Peter is the perfect director to not only deliver a fantastic movie that feels authentic, but do so in a way that entertains everyone – no matter what side of the aisle they’re on,” said Kadin in a statement.

 

Handfield, Kadin, Landesman and Scout Comics will produce through their respective banners, with Motor Content’s Jordan Moore serving as an Executive Producer. 

 

Handfield is also a partner and board member of Scout Comics, and was instrumental in bringing the series to Scout for publication and got involved early in its development.  



Jonathan Kadin is repped by Craig Emmanuel at Paul Hastings Handfield is repped by Dale De La Torre of Jacobson, Russell, Saltz, Nassim & De La Torre. Scout Comics is repped by Mosaic. Nick Jones Jr. is repped by CAA and Brillstein Partners.


ABOUT KADINCREATIVE:

KadinCreative is a film and television production company launched by Jonathan Kadin, with the company’s first production of Cinderella at Sony Pictures and released on Amazon Prime in September 2021. KadinCreative has multiple projects in development including the action-adventure Skyward, based on Image Comics’ Eisner Award-nominated series. Prior to launching this new company, Kadin oversaw more than thirty films as an executive for Sony including such hits as 21 Jump Street, Step Brothers, and Moneyball.


ABOUT MOTOR

Motor is a content engine focused on Film, TV and Intellectual Property headed by Don Handfield, producer of The Founder starring Michael Keaton and co-creator of History Channel’s Knightfall. Motor has TV projects in development with Paramount + / Westbrook Entertainment, LionForge, and Armory Films. On the film side, the company is producing Switched On at Focus Features with Marc Platt based on the best-selling memoir by John Elder Robison, and a film adaptation of the US remake of the #1 grossing horror film in Vietnam Housemaid being adapted by Academy-Award winner Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious) with Deon Taylor (Black & Blue, Intruder) attached to direct. 


ABOUT SCOUT COMICS

SCOUT COMICS has a catalog of over 250+ original comic titles and is one of the fastest growing publishers in the industry. Scout has properties in development with top studios like Amazon and ABC, production companies like Starburns Industries (Rick & Morty) and FilmNation (Arrival, The Founder) and with the talent from blockbuster movies like Black Panther and 10 Cloverfield Lane.  Scout is distributed by Diamond, Lunar and Universal in the direct market, and by Simon & Schuster in the bookstore market. The company recently launched a toy division called TRACKER, and COMIC TAGS, a new collectible card and groundbreaking way to collect digital comics.  



ABOUT NICK JONES, JR.

Writer/producer Nick Jones Jr. is a Sundance alum and Marine Corps veteran. Jones Jr. wrote on the Hulu series, Casual. He also served as Head Writer for the critically acclaimed Netflix series, Yasuke. Jones Jr. has previously developed projects for Netflix, Paramount Players, Fremantle, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Significant Productions, and 3BLACKDOT.


ABOUT JONATHAN HEDRICK

Jonathan Hedrick is army veteran and comic book writer/creator born and raised in Brevard County, Florida. His current work includes the zombie one-shots Freakshow Princess Freakshow Knight (from Second Sight Publishing),  a superhero story called Capable. His prescient and taut political thriller The Recount was one of Scout’s best-selling comics. In addition to being a writer, Jonathan is a licensed radiologic technologist. He resides in Melbourne, FL with his cat, Tessa.  


Scout Comics TRACKER COLLECTIBLES Toy Line Launches Today!!

Scout Comics TRACKER COLLECTIBLES Toy Line Launches Today!!

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/63240600/tracker-collectibles-prestige-collection

 

November 26, 2021. Scout Comics & Entertainment, Inc. TRACKER COLLECTIBLES, a new action figure/collectible toy company headed by Peter Goral, is proud to announce the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign for a brand new, 3 3/34 action figure of both Phantom Starkiller and Julius Black (The Electric Black).

Goral (also known as Killer Bootlegs) has been at the forefront of the handmade action figure movement for years and has inspired countless others to follow in his footsteps. His figures and art are highly sought after by collectors and have been in galleries all over the world. Phantom Starkiller and Julius Black are the first of many figures planned for Tracker.

Scout's & Tracker's President James Haick III had the following to say about the new Kickstarter Campaign. "We've been waiting nearly a year to launch this amazing campaign. Peter, Joe and the rest of the Tracker Collectibles team has worked very hard for this moment. We all can't wait to see these amazing figures come to life!"

Joseph Schmalke (who serves as Chief Creative Officer) is also very excited about Tracker and their upcoming campaign. "My keepsakes help drive my imagination and my office is literally littered with statues, cards, board games and action figures. Being offered the ability to work with Scout's vast catalog of IP opens up so much potential for high end collectibles and toys for people of all ages. Phantom Stakliller and Julius Black are just the beginning."

Tracker’s initial launch will be of two exclusive, limited edition action figures and their Glow In The Dark counterparts which will be exclusive to this campaign.

The Kickstarter launches on Friday November 25, 2021 at 12:00pm eastern via the following link (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/63240600/tracker-collectibles-prestige-collection). Exclusive Action Figure covers of Phantom Starkiller #1 and and The Electric Black #1 will also be available. 




Two additional figures will be released if certain money goals are attained. The campaign will conclude on New Year's Day 2022.  


For more information on Tracker Collectibles and all things Scout Comics, please contact store@scoutcomics.com.

Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday 50% Off Code Is Now LIVE!

Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday 50% Off Code Is Now LIVE!

Code is valid until 11:59pm PT Friday November 26th!

Sales Item include are the following:

  • Back Issue Comics
  • Graded Comics
  • Mystery & Title Set Boxes
  • Trade Paperbacks
  • Comic Tags

 

Scout Comics opens new Fort Myers HQ after explosive growth, hosts weekend grand opening

Scout Comics opens new Fort Myers HQ after explosive growth, hosts weekend grand opening

What: Grand opening for Scout Comics’ new headquarters

Where: Scout Comics, 10231 Metro Parkway, Suite 100, Fort Myers (just south of Colonial Boulevard)

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14

Admission: Free

Lineup: Some of Scout’s most popular creators will be there, including Piper Rudich, Joseph Schmalke, Peter Goral, James Haick, David Byrne, Karl Moline, Lee Ferguson, Richard Rivera and more. Signing schedule to be announced.

Info: 672-4497 or scoutcomics.com

Scout Comics New Chispa Imprint Announces THE BLACK DEMON Movie And Comic Series

Scout Comics New Chispa Imprint Announces THE BLACK DEMON Movie And Comic Series

SCOUT COMICS & ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS, one of the fastest growing independent comic companies, announced that it’s partnering with the Los Angeles-based independent production company MUCHO MAS MEDIA to launch LatinX brand CHISPA COMICS at NYCC 2021.  The new imprint, helmed by veteran comics creators David Bowles (Clockwork Curandera), Hector Rodriguez III (El Peso Hero), and Javier Chapa (Blue Miracle), was created to explore within the global LatinX community and communities of color to find diverse creators and curate stories that are culturally relevant across various mediums of entertainment.
 
“We’re so grateful to be working with SCOUT and have always been huge fans of their mission, and are eager to help create and publish more comics that support and celebrate the voices and stories of the LatinX community,” said Javier Chapa, the imprint’s CEO. 

Scout’s President, James Haick III, said of the partnership, “We here at Scout couldn’t be more excited about partnering with the amazing team at Mucho Mas Media. We can’t wait to share the exciting plans and titles we have coming out for Chispa. This is the beginning of something very special.”
 
Their first release, ATTACK AT ACAPULCO: A BLACK DEMON TALE, puts readers in the middle of the busiest week of the season when things on the Pacific coast of Mexico are not as they seem. Written by Sebastian Martinez-Kadlecik (Eisner-nominated Quince) and illustrated by Bruno Oliveira (Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool), ATTACK AT ACAPULCO is rooted in the Mexican myth of the Black Demon, an ancient megalodon that lurks the seas, guarding nature at the behest of Tlaloc, the supreme Aztec god of rain, earthly fertility, and water.
 
As revealed exclusively in Variety this week, Josh Lucas will battle a giant shark in “The Black Demon,” a survival thriller from “Rambo: Last Blood” director Adrian Grunberg. The film was written by Boise Esquerra (“Blackwater”) and is set to start principal photography in December on location in the Dominican Republic.

“The film follows oilman Paul Sturges (Lucas) as he takes his family on vacation to Bahia Azul. There, the coastal town he and his wife once knew has mysteriously crumbled and the locals are nowhere to be found. Paul starts off his day with a routine visit to inspect his nearby oil rig, but before he knows it, his entire family has landed with him on the rotting metal tower. From the depths of the ocean rises a massive megalodon known only by its name: the Black Demon. Under constant threat from this primeval species of shark, Paul must find a way to get his family back to shore alive.”
 
“The Black Demon” is produced by Mucho Mas’ Javier Chapa and Silk Mass’ Jon Silk, alongside R.U. Robot’s Petr Jákl. The movie is executive produced by production company Mucho Mas’ Phillip Braun, Simon Wise, Bruce Barshop, Vincent Cordero, Highland Film Group’s Delphine Perrier, Arianne Fraser, and Henry Winterstern, The Avenue’s JJ Caruth and R.U. Robot’s Martin J. Barab. The Avenue and R.U. Robot are on board for financing.
 
“Survival thrillers centered on the apex predator of the ocean have captivated audiences for generations, and to have this fresh take helmed by the action master Adrian and led by the incredibly talented Josh, makes ‘The Black Demon’ a truly exciting project,” said Highland Film Group CEO Fraser. “We think audiences around the world will be excited to see this Mexican legend on the big screen for the first time,” added Mucho Mas’ Chapa
 
Along with ATTACK AT ACAPULCO, CHISPA COMICS will be releasing The Fantastic Flame, a new comic series written by Alex Segura (Star Wars—Poe Dameron: Free Fall) and Chantel Acevedo (The Distant Marvels) and illustrated by Richard Ortiz (DC Bombshells, Southside Serpents). Other titles include Thanks! -Romina by Giulie Speziani, limited series Dial “F” for Foodie by Aaron Duran, Mashbone & Grifty by Oscar Garza and Pablo Esquivel, and Chispa’s own horror anthology, Catrina’s Caravan, edited by David Bowles and Hector Rodriguez III.

About Mucho Mas Media: 
Mucho Mas Media is a Los Angeles-based multi-media company that is a leader in Latinx and inclusive-focused content for global audiences. In addition to production, Mucho Mas Media is home to Inclusion Management, a leading US-based Latinx & inclusive-focused talent management company, as well as recently launched ViDA On Demand, the premier independent global lifestyle SVOD-hybrid service. For more information, please visit: www.muchomasmedia.com
 
About Scout Comics:
Scout Comics & Entertainment is a bi-coastal publishing and production entity that has quickly become one of the leading independent publishers in comics. They have over 220 titles in their publishing catalog and distribution deals with Diamond, Lunar and Simon & Schuster. They have a successful horror sub-label Black Caravan, and a Kids & Family division SCOOT!, and recently launched Tracker Toys which will manufacture action figures based on the company’s original IP. Scout has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and a showroom, company store and distribution center located in Fort Myers, Florida. For more information please visit: www.scoutcomics.com 
Hollywood Reporter Reveals Details On New Scout Comic Series TRIM SEASON

Hollywood Reporter Reveals Details On New Scout Comic Series TRIM SEASON

Fort Myers, Florida – October 26, 2021 –   Scout Comics & Entertainment Holdings, Inc. along with Execution Posse Holdings are proud to announce a new comic series called TRIM SEASON!
TRIM SEASON is due out in 2022!
Earth's Entire Population Has Become Infected With An Airborne Virus, But Only 1% Are Effected. The CATEGORY ZERO Title Box Set Is Now Available!

Earth's Entire Population Has Become Infected With An Airborne Virus, But Only 1% Are Effected. The CATEGORY ZERO Title Box Set Is Now Available!

This Tuesday's title box is...CATEGORY ZERO


LOGLINE:

Earth's entire population has become infected with an airborne virus, but only one percent have the specific gene required to activate it. Lenard Higgs, a former college professor, triggers the start of a war between the government and the One Percenters.



CREATIVE TEAM

(W) Adem Kiamil
(A) Tom Lima

In Category Zero, Earth's entire population has become infected with an airborne virus, but only one percent have the specific gene required to activate it and they become to be known as the "One Percenters". These individuals begin to develop unusual abilities due to the rare gene. In most cases these abilities are harmless but, in a few isolated cases, they become extremely dangerous. Because of this threat, all One Percenters are forced into isolated facilities run by a company called Sanaxus to undergo further testing. Under the guise of being a research company searching for a cure, Sanaxus carries out barbaric tests on the One Percenters with their own secret agenda in mind. That is, until a cataclysmic event at a minimum-security camp involving One Percenter Lenard Higgs, a former college professor, triggers the start of a war between government-backed Sanaxus and the One Percenters.

CONTENTS

CATEGORY ZERO Issues #1- #5 and the Comic Tag containing the entire digital graphic novel. LIMITED TO 150 BOXES! There's a mystery element to each box. You have a chance to get rare and out print variants!

$34.99 EACH

Scout Comics & Entertainment is proud to announce its exclusive offerings for the 2021 New York Comic Con

Scout Comics & Entertainment is proud to announce its exclusive offerings for the 2021 New York Comic Con

Scout Comics & Entertainment is proud to announce its exclusive offerings for the 2021 New York Comic Con


October 8, 2021 -- Scout Comics & Entertainment Inc. is proud to announce they will be offering multiple NYCC exclusives this year, There's seven full first issues variants of some current and upcoming Scout/Black Caravan/Scoot titles: COUNT DRACO KNUCKLEDUSTER, ACTION TANK, UNIKORN #1, STAKE (foil embossed), WHITE ASH: SEASON 2 #1, RANGER STRANGER #1 and THIRD WAVE 99 #1. These exclusives covers are on gorgeous 100lb heavy card stock. 
 
There is also multiple ASHCAN Previews, Murder Hobo Miniature collectibles and a Phantom Starkiller Comic Tag. You can view them all below!

A limited supply of these exclusive Scout NYCC titles will be available at the Scout's webstore 
www.scoutcomics.com starting NOW! Just click on the image to purchase. Orders over $150 receive FREE SHIPPING.

 

For more information about Scout Comics, please contact store@scoutcomics.com

Scout Comics Set To Launch Andy Serkis Myth-Inspired Comic ETERNUS

Scout Comics Set To Launch Andy Serkis Myth-Inspired Comic ETERNUS

Fort Myers, Florida – October 4, 2021 –  As first reported on Friday via the Hollywood Reporter, Scout Comics & Entertainment Holdings, Inc. along with Thunder Comics are proud to announce a new comic series called Eternus by actor/director/producer Andy Serkis.

The seven-issue Eternus, co-created with director Andrew Levitas, is inspired by myth and takes place in 360 AD, 30 years after the murder of Zeus in his own temples. Zeus’ son, Heracles, is now a depressed drunk, while the old gods struggle to stay alive after decades of Christian disruption. When Athena’s Temple is sacked by a mysterious Centurion in search of a relic once belonging to Zeus, the old gods are convinced this is Zeus’ killer. Now Heracles must sober up and protect the only witness to identify the killer.

Eternus is an expression of our fascination with foundational mythology and deeply rooted storytelling,” Serkis said in a statement. “It’s exciting to share this first glimpse into the world we have been building for so long. This is just the beginning.”

The Source/Unikorn scribe Don Handfield is writing with Anastajza K Davis. Art hails from penciler Karl Moline, inker Andy Owens and letter Dave Lanphear. Rob Prior will paint the main covers. 

A limited-edition ashcan NOW AVAILABLE for pre-order at Scout’s website and at New York Comic Con starting this Thursday, where cover artist Rob Prior will be doing a signing. There's regular edition and a very limited edition METAL cover edition available while supplies last.

 

Eternus is due out in 2022!

VLAD DRACUL Is An Epic Story Of The Most Famous Warrior That Inspired The Dracula Legends.. The Title Box Set Is Now Available

VLAD DRACUL Is An Epic Story Of The Most Famous Warrior That Inspired The Dracula Legends.. The Title Box Set Is Now Available

This Tuesday's title box is...VLAD DRACUL



LOGLINE:
Vlad is an epic story of love and war, a historical ride with rivers of blood, tears, swords and love and a discovery of a man that was, perhaps, the most famous warrior of his era that inspired the Dracula legends. This is the story of the man behind the myth.


CREATIVE TEAM

(W) Matteo Strukul
(A) Andrea Mutti

Vlad Dracul II, the Impaler, the Son of the Dragon, was a Warlord, a Voivod, a Guardian Warrior, an iconic historical figure who was able to successfully strike fear into the hearts of the fearsome Ottoman Empire. Vlad is an epic story of love and war, a historical ride with rivers of blood, tears, swords and love and a discovery of a man that was, perhaps, the most famous warrior of his era that inspired the Dracula legends. This is the story of the man behind the myth.
CONTENTS
VLAD DRACUL Issues #1- #3 and the Comic Tag containing the entire digital graphic novel. LIMITED TO 150 BOXES! There's a mystery element to each box. You have a chance to get rare and out print variants!
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