'Deadman' from comic to film

July 20, 2006 at 7:42 PM
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LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Angry Films and director Guillermo del Toro are teaming up in Hollywood to bring DC Comics superhero "Deadman" to the big screen.

Del Toro is still negotiating the development of the comics-to-film adaptation, which would be produced by del Toro, Don Murphy and Susan Montford, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Deadman is the ghost of a circus acrobat named Boston Brand, who was murdered during a trapeze performance. A Hindu goddess gives his spirit the ability to possess any living being to find his killer.

The hero was created in 1967 by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino and is known for a run of issues by artist Neal Adams.

"I have been producing features for first- and second-timers in Spain and Latin America, and I would to do the same here," del Toro said. "If there is a window and an opportunity, I could end up directing but right now, I am only producing."

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