Jeff Lemire’s Essex County To Be Filmed

Jeff Lemire currently writes Sweet Tooth, Superboy and, if I’m to be believed, Animal Man as well for DC Comics.

But his previously critically acclaimed opus, and the reason he’s allowed to do all those DC comics, is his trilogy of graphic novels, Essex County

And now visual effects supervisor on X-Men: First Class, John Dykstra will direct a new film Super Zero, an adaptation of the first of the trilogy, Essex County: Tales Of The Farm, from a screenplay by John Carr.

The film will be shot live action, but will, naturally, include heavy special effects sequences.

Both the comic and the film tell the story of an “orphaned 10-year-old who goes to live on a farm with his uncle. As their relationship grows strained, he befriends the town’s gas station owner, a former pro hockey player, and the pair escape into a private fantasy world of superheroes and alien invaders.”

Expect a big show and tell at San Diego Comic Con.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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