Digitalspy: A comic book series based on the upcoming fantasy movie Legend Of The Red Reaper is in the works.
Featuring interior artwork by Michael Champion, the debut issue is written by cast and crew members Kristen Stewart and Michael Schaefer.
Lead actress Tara Cardinal - who helped pen a treatment for the series - will officially unveil the comic at this weekend's C2E2 in Chicago, alongside Stewart. Both stars will take part in signings, questions and panels throughout the event.
"As the story creator it became rapidly apparent that I needed to be in charge of the storyline and the arcs. It's a very complicated fantasy world, and the rules are very different in this land," Cardinal told DS.
"The comic books are meant to act as a prequel to support the film, and introduce you to a young red reaper, with her story told in flashbacks, and focus on the Teller Witch [played by Eliza Swenson] and her relationship with Kreios [Cal Simmons]."
Billed as a dark fairy tale, Red Reaper follows a young warrior who sacrifices her family to save the world from a race of demons. The film is directed by Matt Dean and also stars Eliza Swenson, Barry Ratcliffe, Lloyd Kaufman, and acclaimed comic book creator George Perez.
Legend Of The Red Reaper arrives in the US on December 2.
Ilikehorrormovies.com: CHICAGO, IL - March 17, 2011 - In a very last minute announcement, Tara Cardinal and Kristen Stewart confirm their attendance at this year's C2E2.
C2E2 is one of Chicago's largest comic conventions and boasts A list guests like Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Brit Morgan (True Blood), Scott Krinsky (Chuck). Legend of the Red Reaper's Tara Cardinal and Kristen Stewart are set to appear, sponsored by Nostalgic investments, and will be answering questions at various panels.
Cardinal and Stewart are announcing the launch of the new comic book series "Legend of the Red Reaper" based on the film "Legend of the Red Reaper" which stars Tara Cardinal, Eliza Swenson, Barry Ratcliffe, Lloyd Kaufman, and comic book legend George Perez. The cover of the first comic is based on concepts by George Perez, and the artwork is by Michael Champion. The first issue was penned by cast/crew members Kristen Stewart and Michael Schaefer.
Tara Cardinal and Kristen Stewart will be available all weekend for signings, questions and panels. (???)
On Imdb: Legend of the Red Reaper (2011)
"For a thousand years, the Reapers guarded mankind from the demons that wait in the dark. Now, at the beginning of a new age, the Reapers are betrayed and slaughtered. Only one Reaper remains - Red, and she's out to exact revenge."
Director: Matt Dean
Cast: Kristen Stewart as Indira's Posse