Lionsgate Adapting Pencilneck


Lionsgate is launching development of crime thriller Pencilneck, setting up the indie comic book miniseries with Chris Bender and JC Spink at Benderspink.

Pencilneck centers on a mild-mannered banker who, in order to save his criminal brother, is forced by the mob to help them rob his employer. When the heist goes awry and the banker is taken hostage, he snaps and goes on a rampage.

Benderspink recently acquired the rights to “Pencilneck,” created by Victor Carungi and published by his own Paper Street Comics.