Comic-Con: ‘Last Blood’ Movie Secures Co-Financing

Producer Rick Benattar (Reel Steel, Ironclad) and newly formed production and financing company Cascade FilmWorks have signed on to co-finance the live-action feature adaptation of the popular webcomic Last Blood. Debuting as an online comic in 2006, Last Blood has attracted more than 20 million readers worldwide, the producers said. It takes place in a future in which vampires battle zombies to protect the last surviving humans and preserve their supply of fresh blood. Mutant Chronicles helmer Simon Hunter is directing the web-to-feature film, as was announced at last year’s Comic-Con. International sales will be handled by Palatin Media’s Bernd Schlötterer. The picture is slated to shoot in November, with casting now underway. The other co-financers are Red Giant Entertainment producers Aimee Schoof and Isen Robbins. Keenspot’s Chris Crosby and Bobby Crosby (the creators of Last Blood) and Ironclad producer Christian Arnold-Beutel are also producing.

Comments (11)

  • Mutant chronicles helmer. Enough said.

    Comment by Comc con — Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 12:07pm PDT  
  • Eh. Sounds much like a DAYBREAKERS redux.

    Comment by Enoch Allen — Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 1:37pm PDT  
  • this is my favorite graphic novel of all time. please do it justice. and give addison payne a big role!!!!!

    Comment by Hollywould — Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 2:07pm PDT  
  • It’s true: stupid rolls up hill.

    Comment by Trump — Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 2:08pm PDT  
  • Do we blame Simon Hunter for the mess that was Mutant Chronicles?

    Comment by Edward DeRuiter — Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 2:18pm PDT  
  • it’s *nothing* like daybreakers, that was vampires vs other vampires in a world of vampires. last blood merges the zombie apocolypse with vampires, and has an original unexpected twist beyond that. and its so much more about the distinctive characters than daybreakers. read the book before you judge it, its at lastblood dot net.

    Comment by Hollywould — Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 3:25pm PDT  
  • I read it. These posters have every right to be concerned.

    Comment by Twitchy — Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 5:42pm PDT  
  • Keep the idea. Lose the comic.

    Comment by 100stones3x — Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 11:51pm PDT  
  • Well if the move is true to the comic it will just sort of stop midstream without any real resolution, or even credits I suppose. Come back to the theater in a year or two and they might have another scene, but they really have been to busy making the videogame…

    Yep I am a bit bitter.

    Comment by SadReader — Wednesday October 3, 2012 @ 10:48am PDT  
  • So we can sum up what the trolls are saying:

    -OMG some other fail series with promise called mutant chronicles is just like this story I dont know the ending of and a movie I havent seen because its based on this story.

    *wrong*

    The movie will be what they make it and may or may not have the failings you percieve in the comic already published or the story you allude to (mutant chronicles)

    -It sounds like day breakers redux.

    *Maybe to you*

    Saving private ryan sounded like another forrest gump to some but was turned into a box office smash somehow.

    -Keep the idea lose the comic.

    *Why? Its the reason why everyones exicted enough to try to pan or troll the idea. Id understand no new comics until the movie comes out, but I hope the author has retained enough rites to make the coice to parody the movie in the comic or go his own way, and should he come to want to keep writing (and I hope for the same reasons he started it in the first place), wether its this or another story entirely, I congratulate you on your imagination, artistry and origional ideas. Dont be put off by the trolls.. you cant avoid them.. especially on the internet where you have this level of anominity.*

    -Please write more

    *I totally agree – let the poor guy breathe though and buck up. Its up to him and it wont happen unless he wants to, or can depending on where the story rites have gone here in the movie production, in which case you may see another story entirely later if anything at all.*

    To the author:

    Well done! Congratz!

    To the movie producers: dont be greedy , nurture the artistry and your movie will have the benefit of your creator’s origionality, and possibly a sequal down the road if you dont muzzle him by locking the rights away in some file cabinet.

    To the trolls: dont let your envy , bitterness and general goofy nature bugger yet another good thing on the planet. If you dont have anything nice to say just take a tall glass of STFU and move on.

    Comment by Bystander — Saturday November 17, 2012 @ 7:25am PST  
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