Dare Comics, a young upstart in a world of publishing giants, is unveiling concept designs for The Hunter feature film at San Diego Comic-Con next week, to give fans a sense of how the comic will translate to film.
Australian director Shane Abbess, noted for directing feature film Gabriel, has been instrumental in shaping the strong aesthetic.
Dare Comics writer and founder, Adam Hamdy, says working with Shane has been a fantastic experience. “Right from the start, he wanted to take The Hunter beyond a standard superhero movie. In addition to action sequences that will blow people’s minds, we’ve been working hard on building strong, believable characterization, and compelling story lines. There’s a depth to the film that is mirrored in its unique visual style, which can only be described as high-technology meets dark romance,” Hamdy says. “We’re excited to share the designs with fans. We’re working hard to ensure that The Hunter feature film is an original, entertaining experience.”
It’s been a wild ride for Dare Comics. Founded in 2007, Dare’s debut publication, The Hunter, launched in December 2007, quickly earning widespread critical acclaim, and achieving great commercial success, with a growing readership that has already topped 130,000 worldwide. An animated comic series of The Hunter is already in production, with development continuing on a feature film and video game.
The Hunter is proving to be more of a success than Hamdy ever imagined. “I had the crazy idea to create a superhero for the 21st Century and wrote his debut as a 272 page series. It was a mammoth undertaking without the resources of a big publisher behind us. Thankfully, like all the best independent, guerilla initiatives, The Hunter has captured imaginations around the world. Younger fans love that Hunter is a cool, stylish superhero, while older fans identify with the outsiders in the story – most notably Freak.”
Dare Comics will be showcasing the new designs at Booth 5535 at San Diego Comic-Con between 21st – 25th July.