Stephen L'Heureux's Solipsist Films has preemptively picked up the rights to the upcoming Top Cow graphic novel In the Dust, created by George Mahaffey and Christian Duce. Mahaffey will write the adaptation.
L’Heureux will produce with Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins and Marc Silvestri executive producing.
"In the Dust" is set against the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, when “black blizzards” obscured the Midwest and prairies.
The plot sees a G-Man investigating the disappearances of entire families from small towns during these storms, uncovering the existence of an army of vampires that are using them as cover to ravage the countryside. The agent is forced to team up with remnants of Al Capone’s gang to save Chicago when the vampires turn their attention to the Windy City.
The 165-page graphic novel is due out next year.