Last December, ex Marvel President Bill Jemas announced he was returning to comics by leading a new graphic fiction imprint funded by video game juggernauts Take Two. And now, Jemas is preparing to reveal the first details of this new venture. Newsarama has confirmed that the new comic book imprint will be called Double Take, with its first major project being a series of comics based on the 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead.
Night of the Living Dead by filmmakers George A. Romero and John Russo popularized zombies in pop culture, something Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore looked to when they created what would become a cross-platform comics success story with The Walking Dead. Double Take’s first comics will be three new series, dubbed Soul, Insurrection, and Rise, and will follow characters from the film both before and after the events of the movie.
In an interview last year with Jemas, he told Newsarama that he’s looking to replicate the formulas from his time at Marvel.
“…we here at Take Two are wide open to a lot of creative ideas. We take the ones that look best to us, invest in them and publish them. The comic book market then decides what they think is best, and we double down on those,” Jemas said. “It’s too early on to discuss specific stories, but in terms of methodology we’re aiming to repeat the method I used at Marvel and generate books and concepts people like.”
Look for more details about Double Take's early plans soon.