LIFE OF AGONY Bassist's 'Crawl To Me' Novel Lands Screenwriters

The first printing of Alan Robert's critically acclaimed horror graphic novel Crawl To Me (IDW Publishing) sold out within a week of its release back in January 2012. As a result, the award-winning publisher will be pressing a special hardcover version this summer, titled Crawl to Me: Evil Edgar Edition.

As previously announced, director David A. Armstrong, cinematographer for the successful box-office hit franchise Saw, is attached to direct a live-action adaptation of Crawl To Me for the big screen. Additionally, screenwriters David White and T.J. Cimfel have recently signed on to pen the Crawl To Me screenplay. Robert will produce, alongside his partners Jeff Mazzola (Descent) and Christopher White (My Super Psycho Sweet 16 franchise).

"It's exciting to watch this thing come to life by people who are super passionate about telling this story," says Robert. "Over the last few months, we've received about a dozen different treatments from various writers to adapt the property. I can safely say that T.J. and Dave's unique take on the material definitely stood out from the rest. We're extremely proud to announce that they've officially joined the team."

David White and T.J. Cimfel wrote the contained thriller "Shut In", which is currently under option at Ombra Films. Additionally, Cimfel's supernatural thriller "No Tell Motel" was recently produced by Enderby Entertainment and is scheduled for release in late 2012.

"Crawl To Me really appeals to us because it builds a haunting story around an emotional and intelligent core. It has characters you can connect with, yet doesn't sacrifice any of the visceral thrills you want from a good horror story. It's the perfect combination for us to tackle," say White and Cimfel. "The artwork really drew us in. It's a dark story, but it's told through these beautiful images that you can't turn away from. And there's a cinematic flow to the action — the story's screaming to be put on the screen."

The Crawl To Me graphic novel, written and illustrated by the Brooklyn-bred LIFE OF AGONY bassist, collected the original 2011 comic series with a painted cover by renowned Monocyte artist Menton3. The introduction for the book was written by Robert's former cartooning teacher and legendary comics artist Walter Simonson (Thor).

Robert's upcoming Killogy comic series is slated for an October 2012 release through IDW Publishing.

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