EXCLUSIVE: AWA (Artists, Writers, & Artisans) Studios, has tapped Elle Callahan to direct a characteristic movie adaptation of their authentic graphic fiction collection Hotell. She may also co-adapt the script with Anthony Ruff. AWA Studios’ President Zach Studin is producing.
“I’m very excited to be working with AWA to adapt John Lees’ terrifying graphic novel Hotell. I purpose to inform tales that push the horror style in new instructions – and my plan for this piece includes a really distinctive method to the storytelling. This horror will really feel all too relatable, and little doubt maintain you up at night time,” stated Callahan.
The graphic novel masterfully presents a narrative of dread and intrigue and a mosaic of characters, set within the mysterious and horrifying backdrop of the Pierrot Courts Resort. It was written by well-known comedian e book creator John Lees and drawn by artist Dalibor Talajic and edited by AWA Co-Founder and Chief Artistic Officer Axel Alonso.
The story is about at a mysterious roadside resort the place misplaced souls make their final stand with the demons that hang-out them. You gained’t discover it on a map, however if you happen to occur to be driving down Route 66 late at night time and also you’re really determined for shelter, sanctuary, or secrecy, you may see a battered signal on the facet of the highway: The Pierrot Courts Resort – the place many will examine in, however few will try.
“Hotell has been such a enjoyable, rewarding comedian to work on with Dalibor, Lee, Sal and the AWA crew. The setting of Pierrot Courts works as a canvas inside which you’ll be able to inform every kind of various horror tales, from the harrowing to the blackly comedian, and introduce all method of various characters. It’s additionally a world ripe for brand new interpretations, and I’m so excited to see how Elle Callahan will deliver our haunted resort to the world of movie,” Lees stated.
AWA is the the artistic enterprise that develops and builds neighborhood round ground-breaking authentic tales owned by creators throughout all types of media together with publishing, movie, and tv. In latest months AWA Studios, the lately launched movie and TV studio for AWA, has begun to solidify that slate with distinctive initiatives that match completely with the kind of tales they wish to inform.
“We’re thrilled to pair the sensible Elle Callahan with the chilling world and shocking confrontations with private demons that John Lees, Dalibor Talajic, Lee Loughridge & Sal Cipriano so remarkably crafted in Hotell,” stated Studin.
A few of these initiatives consists of an adaptation of Previous Haunts with Aaron Rabin adapting in addition to Chariot, which helped launch the division, and has High Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski directing. On prime of that AWA studios lately introduced a worldwide partnership in TV with Fremantle
As for Callahan, the up-and-coming filmmaker has been a power as of late following her breakout characteristic Head Depend, which she wrote and directed she wrote and directed. The movie premiered on the LA Movie Pageant and was distributed within the fall of 2018 by Samuel Goldwyn Movies. Elle most lately wrapped her newest movie Witch Hunt which stars Gideon Adlon and Abigail Cowen and premiered at SXSW.
Callahan is represented by CAA, Grandview, and legal professional Marios Rush. AWA are repped by Grandview.