It’s that time of year again: The season when fans flock to their beloved stadium bleachers for hot dogs, beer and, of course, the boys of summer. Players are not only returning to the field, but also making their way back to the big screen — only, not in the traditional way.
A feature adaptation of Sullivan’s Sluggers is in the works, and while the plot revolves around the supernatural, it’s a far cry from Field of Dreams. The 200-page horror baseball graphic novel, by Andrew Smith and James Stokoe, follows a minor league manager named Casey Sullivan and his rag-tag team, The Sluggers, as they fight for their lives in a town overrun with “shape-shifting monsters.”
Interesting details on the work were already spilled by producers Todd Garner of Broken Road Productions and Adam Herz & Joshua Shader of Terra Firma Films – they consider it an homage to horror masters Sam Raimi and George Romero, what with the good mix of terror and laughs. Not too shabby for a Kickstarter-funded project that was four years in the making. [THR]
It was also reported that sibling writing team Tom & Tim Mullen are in charge of the script. As long as they keep the action heavy on monsters and low on actual ball playing, even a big sports hater like myself can look forward to this.
Have you read Sullivan’s Sluggers? Do you think the world is ready for a horror sports movie?
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