First Watch: Scout Comics ‘SmokeTown’ Feature Film in Development!

Scout Comics and Entertainment is proud to announce that its critically-acclaimed crime/thriller series, Smoketown, by writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Aquaman, Power of the Dark Crystal) and artist Scott Van Domelen is now in development with writer/director Vaughn Stein as a feature film!


Smoketown is a Tarantino-esque story that revolves around an American soldier in the days leading up to his murder.  Jumping around in time, each chapter reveals a new compelling facet of the soldier’s life (and death), and the many people he affected, before his time in the Middle East, during, and after.

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Vaughn Stein says, “Smoketown totally gripped me from the moment I first read it.  It’s an incredible story; dark, twisted and utterly brilliant.  I am extremely proud and excited to be bringing Smoketown to the screen with Scout Comics.  It’s going to be a stunning movie.’”  Vaughn’s most recent film, Terminal, starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, and Mike Myers, is currently in post-production.

Phillip Kennedy Johnson says, “After seeing and reading Vaughn’s other work, I couldn’t be happier to have him on board.  Smoketown is a story with intensely flawed characters, people who fell between the cracks, and Vaughn gets that.  He’s the perfect choice to tell a story like this.  I can’t wait for people to see his vision of our story.”  Comic-Watch can’t agree more and looks forward to bringing you updates on Smoketown as news becomes available!



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