Dare Comics’ ‘The Hunter’ Finds a Director

Several weeks ago we gave you some news on The Hunter Film adaptation and now the project has some more good news to reveal to it’s fans.  According to the Press Release director,Shane Abbess,  has now signed on for the film.

As a fan of both the comic and of Adam and Dave I’m was really chuffed to hear this news. I also know from personal experience how hard it can be to get a project to TV or cinema so the fact an Independent company like Dare Comics has come this far is a huge achievement for all concerned. It’s also great to see that Adam is going to be heavily involved with the script for the film so hopefully we should get a faithful adaptation.

I still remember meeting Adam for the first time at the Bristol Comics Expo and listening to his grand dreams and his ideas for Dare and the Hunter. I’m really happy to see a lot of those dreams becoming a reality. It’s a real testament to what you can do with a great concept and a lot of hard work.

Check out the press release below for the all the info. I’m sounding like a broken record but if you’ve not had a chance to check out the 24 style superhero thriller that is The Hunter then make sure do as it’s a cracking read.

The Hunter Taps Director

Shane Abbess is attached to direct the feature film adaptation of Dare Comics’ debut title, The Hunter.

Beverly Hills, California, April 15, 2010 – Shane Abbess is attached to direct the feature film adaptation of Dare Comics’ debut title, The Hunter.

Abbess is best known for his debut feature, Gabriel, an action fantasy that he wrote, directed and produced in a Herculean effort of indie film-making. Abbess has since become one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood with projects in development at a number of studios.

“Shane has a great reputation, but the reality of working with him surpasses it. Not only is he fantastic with action, he immediately understood how to get the best out of the Hunter universe and characters,” said Dare Comics founder, Adam Hamdy. “It’s very exciting to be working with such a talented director.”

“The Hunter comics blew me away,” said Shane Abbess. “The series offers a very contemporary take on the superhero genre, and I’m excited about bringing the Hunter to life. It’s an extremely rare opportunity to be involved in the genesis of what should be a very significant franchise.“

Hamdy and Abbess are collaborating closely, as Hamdy is also writing the screenplay. “Working so closely with the creator is a dream, everything’s developing so quickly that the Hunter has become a real juggernaut,” Abbess said.

“Shane and I have developed a very easy back and forth. He is a collaborative film-maker and has great vision. It’s a real pleasure to work with him,” Hamdy said.

Scarlet Fire producer, Steven Pearl, said, “Shane Abbess seemed like an obvious choice for the Hunter. He has a great feel for this kind of material, and we’ve been really pleased with the way the project has been developing since he came on board.”

Hamdy is impressed with the way producers Scarlet Fire have handled the project. “Our shared objective is to get the Hunter into theaters as quickly as possible, and the team at Scarlet Fire has made all the right moves to ensure that happens.”

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: Dare Comics

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