Move over, Marvel. The late Stan Lee’s horror works, such as Sawbones and Carnival of Killers, will be part of a new cinematic universe centered around his horror-focused works. Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov is helming the project for his own production company, Bazelevs, while POW! Entertainment will serve as executive producers. Per Deadline:
Sawbones follows a frail 12-year old, Alex Covin, who reads a mysterious comic book and is transported into the comic’s terrifying world: a haunted Juvenile Detention Center overrun by demonic forces led by Sawbones, a homicidal entity who preys upon the troubled inmates. Has Alex gone insane? Or is this nightmarish world his new reality? If he is to escape, Alex must find a way to defeat Sawbones, but he quickly comes to realize that Sawbones is the keeper of his darkness and the personification of all his fears.
Carnival of Killers, set amid the Dust Bowl storms that ravaged the American Great Plains in the 1930s, centers around a young girl with psychic abilities who senses that the traveling carnival she and her mother sought refuge in is ground zero for a looming alien invasion.
More to come.
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