Electric Entertainment announces worldwide licensing agreement with Atlantis Studios to produce “Librarian” as a comic book series
To coincide with the December 2006 broadcast premiere of the much anticipated sequel to Turner Network Television (TNT)’s “Librarian: Quest of the Spear”, Electric Entertainment has signed an exclusive worldwide agreement with Atlantis Studios to produce a graphic novel adaptation of the sequel and produce an original comic book series based on the characters from the two films.
The sequel, entitled “The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines,” continues the action-packed adventures of Flynn Carson, a man charged with protecting a repository of humanity’s greatest secrets, all hidden beneath the monolithic Metropolitan Library from the forces of evil who, if given the chance, would use the priceless treasures for their nefarious plans.
The “Librarian” comic book series will be produced by Atlanta-based Atlantis Studios, a company specializing in the production of comics and graphic novels based on science fiction, fantasy, and action adventure licensed properties. The comic series will follow Flynn’s adventures across the globe, and introduce new characters and artifacts suggested by the first two films.
“Comics are great opportunities to explore mythology, history, and each character in a way we could never do on film” said Executive Producer Dean Devlin, “There are thousands of artifacts in the Library – each one a new adventure. Based on the response we’ve had from the first film, fans of all ages loved the characters and want to see more. This series will give it to them.”
“We look forward to working with Electric Entertainment”, commented Atlantis Studios President James Watson, “Dean instinctively recognizes the story potential of franchises like “The Librarian”. A series like this has something for everyone – including action that’s a great match to the fast-moving, visual medium of comics.”
“The Librarian” graphic novel adaptation of “Return to Solomon’s Mines” will be available to retailers in late November 2006.
Under the “Electric” banner, Devlin has produced “Eight Legged Freaks,” released by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow in July 2002; New Line’s Fall 2004 release “Cellular” starring Kim Basinger; and “The Librarian” which aired on TNT network in December 2004 and was the highest rated movie on cable that year.
In spring of 2005, Devlin produced the World War I epic “Flyboys,” starring James Franco, Martin Henderson and Jean Reno in the U.K. while concurrently shooting the Sci Fi Channel’s six-hour mini-series event “The Triangle” in South Africa. Devlin and Bryan Singer served as executive producers on “The Triangle. Devlin recently executive produced Sony Picture Classics’ politically-charged documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” which will be released in theaters later this year.
About Atlantis Studios Atlantis Studios was founded in 1997, and specializes in the production of high-quality custom comics and sequential art for science fiction, fantasy, and action-adventure licensed properties. Atlantis Studios uses the latest in digital technologies and artistic techniques to ensure quality and affordability for clients with creative properties in the world of publishing, business, and entertainment.