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@IDWPublishing Launches New Entertainment Division


San Diego, CA (October 17, 2013) - IDW Publishing, one of the largest publishers of comic books and graphic novels with over 300 original properties, has launched a new division, IDW Entertainment, to fund and develop new television properties based on IDW Publishing's extensive catalog.  Entertainment industry veteran David Ozer has been named President of the new division. The announcement was made today by Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher, IDW Publishing.




The initial focus will be on the development of a slate of properties from the company's catalog including;

  • Life Undead, to be co-executive produced by Chris Pollack, with showrunner Paul Zbyszewski (S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawaii Five-O, Lost) who wrote the comic book, attached to the project;
  • Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the darkly thrilling comic which was released in March 2013 from writer/director J.T. Petty (Splinter Cell, Hellbenders) and artist Stephen Thompson (Star Trek: New Frontier);
  • V Wars, edited by New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry, for which IDW Entertainment is already in discussions with a soon- to-be-named network.


IDW Publishing already has several active theatrical projects in development;

  • Lore, from writer T.P. Louise and acclaimed artist Ashley Wood is in development at Warner Bros. with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson set to star in a script written by Corey Goodman and Jeremy Lott. David Green (Echo) is set to direct with Andrew Lazar (Mad Chance) and David Alpert (Circle of Confusion) and Rick Jacobs producing.  Barry Sonnenfeld will executive produce.
  • World War Robot, created by Ashley Wood, is in development at Disney. Jon Spaihts is writing the screenplay with Jerry Bruckheimer producing.
  • Zombies vs. Robots, created by writer and IDW Publishing's Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall and artist Ashley Wood is in development with Sony with Platinum Dunes and Circle of Confusion producing.


You can read the full announcement at IDW

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