Persistent Entertainment and Pantry Films have picked up the film rights for Zenescope Entertainment’s “The Piper”
First published in 2008, “The Piper” is a four issue miniseries by Mike Kalvoda and Axel Machain that updates the Pied Piper of Hamelin legend as a horror story. The miniseries follows a bullied high school student who discovers a way to use magic to get revenge on his classmates but gradually loses control to the spirit of the original Piper. The concept was created by Kalvoda along with Ralph Tedesco & Joe Brusha.
Tedesco & Brusha are also onboard the adaptation as executive producers, along with Persistent Entertainment’s Aaron Cruze and Pantry Films’ Dan Keston. Cruze is also attached to produce the upcoming adaptation of Image Comics’ “Ring of Roses.”
Back in 2008, Zenescope’s “Straw Men” was optioned by Benderspink — the production company behind “A History of Violence.” Zenescope’s “1001 Arabian Nights” and “The Living Corpse” have also been previously optioned. However, it has been over a year since these projects have been publicly updated.
More recently, Zenescope signed a deal with former “Full House” and “Beverly Hills 90210” actor Brian Evans to publish his original comic series “Horrorscope” in 2010.
Under the terms of that agreement, Zenescope will also produce potential feature films or video games based upon “Horrorscope.”
Who would you like to see cast as the lead in “The Piper”? Should “The Piper” have a more comical persona like classic Freddy Krueger or a more serious personality like Candyman? Which Zenescope property would you like to see on the big screen? Say the title three times in the dark on our comment section below or invoke the names on Twitter!