Friday, February 15, 2008

MAD magazine founder's life to hit the screen!

And genre director John Landis will direct!

As reported at the excellent VAULT OF HORROR blog:

"Variety reported last night that John Landis, best known to horror aficionados as the director of An American Werewolf in London, will be stepping in to helm the biopic "Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines," based on the life of the famous EC Comics and Mad Magazine publisher.

"...The picture is expected to focus on the rise of EC Comics in the '50s, and in particular the First Amendment battle that ensued when his horror comics were targeted by the U.S. Senate for their "harmful influence" on kids like my dad. As another life-long fan of EC and classic horror in general, I'm hoping for Landis to knock this one out of the park."

This is incredible news-- or should I say, "Good NOOSE!"?

1 comment:

Max the drunken severed head said...

I can just see Bruce Vilanch playing Gaines!


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