Global independent studio wiip has acquired Hannah Berry’s horror graphic novel “Adamtine,” to develop into a feature film. Mark Roybal, returning to his feature roots, is producing with wiip’s Paul Lee and Nate Winslow. Berry will be an executive producer.
Four strangers on the last train home, all with their own connections to a serial killer, are stalked by a sneaking, shapeless evil with nowhere to run.
Hannah Berry said: “’Mare of Easttown’ is one of my favourite series of the last ten years and I could not have asked for a better home for ‘Adamtine.’ I’m delighted beyond measure, and hugely grateful to Emma Topping for making it happen. I’m very much looking forward to working with wiip and – in the best possible way – unsettling a lot of people together.”
Mark Roybal added: “When we were introduced to Hannah’s masterful graphic novel, we discovered that not only was this a beloved cult classic, but it has also been passionately revered by horror aficionados from the moment it was published ten years ago. We are thrilled to partner with Hannah and bring ‘Adamtine’ to life.”
Berry is an award-winning graphic novelist, comics creator, scriptwriter, illustrator, and campaigner. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was appointed UK Comics Laureate 2019-21. Editions of her books have been published in the USA, France, Holland, Serbia, and Italy. At the same time, her artwork has been exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions worldwide.
Berry’s first graphic novel, Britten & Brülightly, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2008, with the French edition chosen for the Official Selection of the 2010 Angoulême International Comics Festival. Her second graphic novel, Adamtine, was published in 2012, and her third, Livestock, in 2017, both by Jonathan Cape, to critical acclaim. Livestock won Berry a Best Writer award at the 2017 Broken Frontier Awards. It was nominated in the Best Graphic Novel category. She has contributed comics to anthologies and publications from 2000AD to the New England Journal of Medicine, was a cartoonist for New Statesman and Prospect Magazine, and wrote several episodes of the multi-award-winning podcast, The Rez.
Hannah Berry is represented by Emma Topping of Viv Loves Film, who brokered the deal.
wiip is a global independent studio distinctive in its talent-first approach by inspiring storytellers to do what they love – create. Led by entertainment veteran Paul Lee, wiip’s critically acclaimed premium slate includes Brad Ingelsby’s Emmy® Award-winning limited series, “Mare of Easttown,” starring Kate Winslet for HBO; Alena Smith’s Peabody Award-winning series “Dickinson,” starring Hailee Steinfeld for Apple TV+; Jenny Han’s global sensation YA drama, “The Summer I Turned Pretty” for Prime Video; Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck’s limited series “White House Plumbers,” starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux for HBO; Danny Boyle’s “Pistol,” for FX/Hulu; Matthew Berry and Arthur Mathews “Toast of Tinseltown,” and Cody Heller’s “Dummy,” starring Emmy® nominated Anna Kendrick for The Roku Channel; and the upcoming first scripted drama from Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions entitled “Bodkin,” starring Will Forte for Netflix.
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