AfterShock Comics is the new kid in the block. Launched in 2015, they have dabbled in many experimental comic book arcs that have managed to carve out a niche audience. Their stories have drawn the attention of major film studios. Their latest upcoming project is The Kaiju Score. Sony Pictures has come forward to turn the yet to be released comic book series into a feature film. The Kaiju Score is heading towards the big screens.
The Kaiju Score is part monster heist and part action-adventure arc created by Rem Broo and James Patrick. James Patrick has worked in earlier acclaimed comic book issues like Grimm Fairy Tales, The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb, and Death Comes to Dillinger. Artist and illustrator Rem Broo got his big break after heading the drawing board for comic book arcs like The End Times of Bram and Ben and Terminal Protocol. Broo has also been a core member of Image Comics ever since it came into the scene back in 1992. Todd Black of Escape Artists fame will be producing the movie for Sony. AfterShock’s Kramer duo – Lee Kramer and Jon Kramer will be chipping in for the project from the comic book end.
Tony Shaw, who brought the series and pitched it to Sony, will also be a part of the live action adaptation. Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are also going to be let in on the action. There are big names associated with the Project.
The comic book series, which will be a heist movie pooled up with a monster movie, will be more like a “Quentin Tarantino film” says writer James Patrick. In a statement, When asked for more details on The Kaiju Score, James Patrick can be heard saying:
“I think the fastest way for to describe it in general is what I put in the pitch. The Kaiju Score is a Quentin Tarantino film taking place in some corner of a Godzilla movie,” James Patrick claims in the interview. “You have this giant canvas of a kaiju attack occurring, and as it happens there’s this more personal story going on. And after that setup, it explores how these four characters, who are in just the worst situation in their lives, believe the only way out is to do this impossible thing. This crazy crime. It’s about that desperation.”
The Kaiju Score series was the product of an elevator pitch by the series creators, says Patrick. Once they worked out the details, the story basically wrote itself. The plot involves a lot of genre mashing and a lot of experimental characterizations never seen before in comic book arcs. This will be a first of its kind. Let’s hope Sony can make this count. Considering their past success with Venom, we believe the audience will receive this well enough too.
The official sneak peak for the first issue of The Kaiju Score was released a while ago:
This is the official synopsis for the series as revealed by AfterShock:
It’s the most dangerous heist ever attempted. Four desperate criminals are going all in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around. The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one thousand-ton kaiju. And a giant monster might just be the least of their problems.