Oct 25, 2008

MCR comic book to Film

IESB talked with My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way At the Spike TV Scream Awards 2008 about the comic book that he he writes, UMBRELLA ACADEMY.

Way told the IESB that UMBRELLA ACADEMY has already been optioned by Universal Pictures and they've just had their first meeting about the feature film.

Way says they are are currently searching for screenwriters and as far as his involvement in the film, he wants to be creatively involved but overall have the film be the vision of a director he trusts completely. He has spoke with costume designer Colleen Atwood (most recently of Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street) about working together on the film.

As an added bonus, UMBRELLA ACADEMY artist Gabriel Ba won the Scream Award for for Best Comic Book Artist!

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Notice Wednesday Mourning second from left.

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