NEW REPUBLIC PICTURES ACQUIRES FORTHCOMING "UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY" FOR FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT

Snyder & Soule are attached to adapt the screenplay & serve as executive producers alongside Camuncoli


PORTLAND, Ore. 09/13/2019 — The most anticipated comic book series launch of the year—Undiscovered Country by New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder (Wytches, AD: After Death) and Charles Soule (Curse Words, The Oracle Year, Anyone) and acclaimed artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer)—has been acquired by New Republic Pictures, after a competitive bidding situation, for potential franchise development.  According to ScreenDaily.com's exclusive scoop: "Snyder and Soule are attached to adapt the screenplay and serve as executive producers alongside Camuncoli. John Hilary Shepherd will oversee development for New Republic. The project joins a New Republic development slate that includes The Creed Of Violence for Todd Field to write and direct; urban drama Green Rush produced with Will Packer; a remake of The Wild Geese based on a screenplay by William Monahan; and Zelda to star Jennifer Lawrence."



In Undiscovered Country, readers will journey into an unknown region that was once the United States of America—a land that’s become shrouded in mystery and literally walled-off from the rest of the world for decades. A small expedition enters the former US in search of a cure to a humanity-ending pandemic. They travel inward and learn the secrets of what America has become; each member seeking their own form of truth in the undiscovered country. Undiscovered Country #1 (Diamond Code SEP190027) will be available on Wednesday, November 6 and in bookstores on Tuesday, November 12. It can be pre-ordered now with your local comic shop.  The digital edition of Undiscovered Country #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.


ABOUT SCOTT SNYDER Scott Snyder has written Wytches, A.D.: After Death, American Vampire, The Wake, Severed, Batman, Superman Unchained, and Swamp Thing, among many other projects. He's also the writer of the short story collection Voodoo Heart. He has American Vampire set up at Warner Bros, Wytches at Plan B and New Regency, and After Death at Sony.


ABOUT CHARLES SOULE Charles Soule is a New York Times bestselling, Brooklyn-based comic book writer, musician, and attorney. He is best known for writing Daredevil, She-Hulk, Death of Wolverine (inspiration for the film Logan,) and various Star Wars comics from Marvel Comics, as well a the award-winning political sci-fi epic Letter 44 from Oni Press, his creator-owned series Curse Words from Image Comics and the forthcoming co-creation with Scott Snyder and Giuseppi Camuncoli—Undiscovered Country. He is the author of novels The Oracle Year and Anyone, both published by HarperCollins.


ABOUT GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Giuseppe Camuncoli is best known for his work on the Marvel Comics titles The Amazing Spider-Man and The Superior Spider-Man and the DC Comics/Vertigo series Hellblazer. He is the artist and co-creator (with Scott Snyder and Charles Soule) on the forthcoming Image Comics series Undiscovered Country.

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