The Hunter, a comic book from Dare Comics by British writer Adam Hamdy, is going to get adapted to the big screen. This will be exciting for the small but loyal fanbase the comic has already generated, and might bring us a comic book movie from outside of the Marvel universe.
The Hollywood Reporter comments on the developments:
The 2007 Dare Comics debut release is a contemporary superhero comic set against the backdrop of organized crime. Through print and online distribution, Hunter has reached 130,000 readers. ..."We're extremely pleased to be working with Scarlet Fire," said Hamdy, who founded Dare Comics. "They understood The Hunter immediately, and saw in it the potential to create a compelling new universe that loyal fans and newcomers alike will love seeing come to life on the big screen."
It will be interesting to see if this film will be able to compete with it's bigger rivals -- Spider-Man, Batman, Iron Man -- and cash in on the mania for comic book movies.
Independent comic books are finding more of a foothold in popular culture these days, which means we're going to see more and more of them getting adapted into movies. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing we have yet to see, though with the buzz around Kick-Ass so good already, the next decade might usher in an age where huge studios and comic book companies no longer wield all the power.
Changes are a-comin', and hopefully we get more great movies because of them.
Source: Dare Comics