eOne is developing a TV series based on the Paranormal Hitmen comic book series from Behemoth. The comic book was written by Brett Murphy and illustrated by Wilson Gandolpho, who will also serve as executive producers on the adaptation. eOne will produce under the late Brian Goldner’s Altar Rock label and Goldner and Josh Feldman will also serve as executive producers.
Paranormal Hitmen is Ghostbusters meets Pulp Fiction, an irreverent action-comedy about two mob hitmen whose lives are turned upside down when they're accidentally recruited into a secret government agency tasked with hunting down paranormal threats. These low-down criminals face threats from the living AND dead, all determined to control the world of the paranormal, while literally confronting ghosts of their pasts.
Brett Murphy is a comic book writer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he lives with his wife. He stormed onto the scene with his well-received first series, Paranormal Hitmen. Currently he continues writing multiple projects, including licensed work for Behemoth Comics. Murphy is represented by The Tobias Literary Agency and UTA.
Wilson Gandolpho is an up-and-coming Brazilian artist who has a passion for creating new unique characters, bringing them to life on the page for readers to enjoy. Wilson's work on Paranormal Hitmen was a hit with readers in the US and abroad. He is represented by The Tobias Literary Agency and UTA.
Behemoth Comics was represented by The Tobias Literary Agency and UTA in this deal. The authors were also repped by Amanda Schreyer at Morse Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.
Altar Rock is represented by UTA.
Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film and television production and sales; production, distribution and brand management of kids and family properties; digital content; and immersive and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.
eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies.
About Altar Rock Pictures
Altar Rock is an independent production company founded in 2017 by the late Brian Goldner, and run by Josh Feldman and the Goldner family. At Altar Rock, our goal is to create the next generation of writer and director driven IP; stories that start on the screen, and live everywhere. We have the financing-capability to hire writers and other creatives to bring our vision to life. We're also selectively financing the development of elevated-genre and specialty projects, such as our feature, BLACKFRIARS. (https://deadline.com/2020/10/will-gluck-set-to-direct-blackfriars-for-eone-1234591458/ [deadline.com] [deadline.com] [deadline.com] [protect-us.mimecast.com]). Altar Rock’s founder, Brian Goldner, pioneered Hasbro’s entry into entertainment, building numerous, billion-dollar franchises. (TRANSFORMERS; MY LITTLE PONY; GI JOE).