Montreal-based Pop6 is producing an animated feature version of Jeff Amano's comic book series GENE-FUSION, reports ICv2.com. The comic was the first title published by Amano's Beckett Ent. The initial issue was launched at MIPCOM 2002. Later, Ivan Brandon penned and Neil Vokes drew a four-issue run. Pop6 hopes to have the film ready for 2008.
GENE-FUSION: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS follows a group of highly trained athletes called Fusers, who compete with genetically altered animals that were created by fusing the DNA of three separate creatures together.
Gabriel Benson wrote the script. BATMAN BEYOND and JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED's Shaun McLaughlin is producing. Francois Brisson (Cinar's LES EXPLOITS D'ARSENE LUPIN) is the director.