First, del Toro: the prequel to his film “Pacific Rim” will be released in graphic novel format. Described as “providing important details on the characters and the lead up to the story arc of the movie,” the graphic novel will be penned by the movie’s writer, Travis Beacham.
Next up, Grant Morrison will write a comic called “The Annihilator,” about a screenwriter who is racing against time to remember how to stop an apocalyptic alien invasion:
“Morrison brings to the pages a thrilling story starring wild-living screenwriter Ray Spass, who has one last chance to save his career as he struggles to write a new studio tent-pole movie, Annihilator.
The film centers around the incredible adventures of Max Nomax; a sci-fi rebel anti-hero who’s condemned to a haunted prison orbiting a supermassive black hole, following an epic struggle against the all-knowing, all–powerful artificial life form VADA and his squad of deadly Annihilators. Found guilty of the Greatest Crime in History, Nomax has vowed to clear his name by discovering a Cure for Death itself and resurrecting his lost love.
But with deadlines looming and a recently-diagnosed brain tumor, Spass is running out of time and inspiration – until the real Max Nomax mysteriously appears in the world of 21st century Los Angeles with no memory of how he got there, only a terrifying warning of imminent destruction and a mission for Ray Spass.”
Tune in tomorrow to read more about the two projects from the mouths of the creators themselves — and watch live interviews with both men on “MTV Geek LIVE”!