Platinum Studios has acquired the film rights to two indie comics THE DARK FRINGE and RUST. Platinum head Scott Rosenberg will oversee the live-action projects.
FRINGE -- created, written and inked by Eman R. Torre for Atomic Rocket Prods -- follows a cop who must decide whether he can trust the top suspect in the murder of his wife to lead him to the possible true killer. RUST, created by Steve Miller, follows a man who is accidentally covered in metal and finds solace in sculpture.
Platinum produces the Showtime series JEREMIAH. Previously, Rosenberg was the owner of Malibu Comics, which published RUST and MEN IN BLACK. Platinum has other comic book-inspired features in development including MAL CHANCE at Miramax, COWBOYS & ALIENS at Sony and NATHAN NEVER at DreamWorks.