New filmmaking studio Framelight Productions is looking to add to the volume of comic book and graphic novel film adaptations, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Launched by producer Jeffrey Erb and entrepreneur Robert Robinson Jr., they have options on properties including Marvel Comics' DR. DETH WITH KIP AND MUFFY from G.I. JOE author Larry Hama. Framelight has plans to make six to eight films in the next five years, all within the $20 to $80 million range.
Zombie series DEADWORLD, from Gary Reed's Caliber Press and Image Comics, supernatural thriller SINS OF THE FALLEN and 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS from Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco's Zenescope Ent. are also on Framelight's slate. Videogame and toy properties will be added in the future.
"We don't want to traditionally option a title; we want to partner with the creator on every aspect of the production," said Robinson, who has founded communications companies Xportical, B2BCast and Supply Marketing.
Erb, who is CEO of Feverpitch Pictures, said, "We weren't the only producers wanting to make movies based on these creators' babies, but we were the only ones inviting them in as co-producers." Erb has served as producer and exec producer on five films in the past two years, with more coming.
Framelight has an office in Pennsylvania, with plans to set up a West Coast office soon. For right now, they will be set up at Norristown Studios, a 300,000 square foot studio and soundstage facility under construction.