Scout Comics has recently announced their hit comic book series The Mall from Don Handfield and James Haick will be headed to television! Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Pictures has officially picked up the series for adaption through his Motor Television Banner.
“To have Ivan Reitman, director of some of biggest hits of 1980s – blockbusters like Stripes, Ghostbusters and Twins, and his amazing team at Montecito helping shepherd to television our comic, which is set in that era, is quite literally a dream come true,” said Handfield and Haick in a joint statement.
Set in the golden age of kiosks, arcades and food courts,THE MALL tells the story of three teenagers — the QUARTERBACK, the PRINCESS and the GEEK, who all find out they’re related when their real father, a mid-level crime boss, dies and leaves them each a store inside the local mall. The catch is, the stores are fronts for the mob, and the teens must decide whether to break bad or go legit, all while trying to navigate the high stakes John Hughes type drama that is high school in the 1980s. Finding a date for the prom is one thing, doing it with the Columbian drug cartel out to kill you is another.
Scout Comics CCO Tennessee Williams said “The Mall is one of the best reviewed series Scout has ever released and it’s no surprise as the writing strikes the perfect balance between character and pathos. We believe this will be one of our big hits in the entertainment landscape”.
Stay tuned for more information as it releases!
FIRST WATCH: Scout Comics Series ‘The Mall’ Being Developed for Television
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