Hyde Park Pacts with Dark Horse

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Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment and Mike Richardson’s Dark Horse Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics are partnering on a slate of independent films, reports Variety.

The alliance will launch with The Blackburne Covenant, based on the Dark Horse graphic novel by Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Stefano Raffaele. The story deals with the publication of a bestselling novel in which the author’s fictional plot turns out to have a supernatural basis in reality.

Under the partnership, the companies plan to produce a series of medium-budget films based on Dark Horse properties. Dark Horse Entertainment’s production credits include The Mask, Hellboy and the upcoming 30 Days of Night.

Hyde Park’s recent credits include Premonition, Death Sentence and Asylum. It has a five-year, first-look co-financing/producing deal with Fox.