Wes Craven to Create Graphic Novel

Filmmaker and horror maven Wes Craven has inked a deal to create an original graphic novel, although he prefers the more old-school “comic book.” The gore-loving director (Scream, The Hills Have Eyes, Nightmare on Elm Street) will work with Liquid Comics and producer Arnold Rifkin of Cheyenne Enterprises on the project, which will take the form of a four-issue comic book series launching early next year. Expect to see the story ultimately make its way to the silver screen. “I’m thrilled to be working with Liquid Comics and Cheyenne Enterprises on the development of an original idea for both a comic book and for a subsequent film based on it,” said Craven in a press release announcing the deal. “It’s an idea I’ve been dying to get out there.” There he goes with the death imagery again! Although the comic concept is still under wraps, we suggest going meta—with a graphic novel about the filming of Scream 4, now underway in humid Michigan. Craven has been chronicling the “shocking” developments on set via Twitter. The cast and crew have been dodging tornadoes, traffic cops, and flying trampolines while enduring torrential rains, sweltering heat, and cockroach infestations. The most recent scene stealer? Lightning: