Landis Directing Gaines Biopic


The birth of Crypt comes to the screen

Talk about a fitting combo. According to Variety, John Landis (An American Werewolf in London) will direct Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines, a biopic based on the life of the publisher of EC Comics and Mad magazine.

Landis will develop the project with Joel Eisenberg, who’s also penning the screenplay.

The story will revolve around the banding together of an anti-establishment group of comic book creators, led by a reluctant Gaines, as they produce their controversial yet hugely popular line of comic books like “Tales from the Crypt.”

Landis most recently helmed “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project” for HBO. Eisenberg is a partner in production concern EMO Films with Tim Owens and Eugene Mandelcorn.

Source: Variety