Izzard Replacing Piven in Igor

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Eddie Izzard has replaced Jeremy Piven as the insane Schadenfreude in the Weinstein Company’s Igor, and producer Exodus Film Group has signed a deal for a series of comic books based on the film with IDW Publishing.

IDW will create serial comic adaptations of the film’s story, plus prequels and sequels, followed by a full-color paperback collection of each miniseries.

The prequel series is tentatively set for May or June, followed by the film and sequel series, so the three collected sets can be published in book form in time for the film’s October 2008 release.

Igor features the voices of John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jennifer Coolidge, Arsenio Hall, Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, Sean Hayes and others.