Mandate Pictures Options Ghouly Boys

Mandate Pictures has optioned the film rights to comic book series The Ghouly Boys, with Benderspink attached to produce, says Variety. Created, written and illustrated by the artist known as Christopher, The Ghouly Boys was first published in 2004 by Slave Labor Graphics Publishing.

The comics are based on four sweet, young monsters — a wolf boy, a kid zombie, a young sea monster and a third-generation boogie man — who have a hard time fitting in with the “normal” human kids. When they find each other, they set out, accompanied by their loyal, flight-challenged pet bat, on an adventure of their own.

Recent releases for Benderspink include A History of Violence and “Just Friends,” both for New Line, where Benderspink has a first-look production deal.

Mandate is in post-production on Marc Forster’s Stranger Than Fiction for Sony and just wrapped Sebastian Gutierrez’s Rise, starring Lucy Liu and produced by Sam Raimi.

Source: Variety