Damned Courtney At Dreamworks

DreamWorks has scooped up the film rights to the Oni Press comicbook series “The Damned” and “Courtney Crumrin,” for Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (“Men in Black,” “The Ring”) to produce reports Variety.

“Courtney Crumrin,” an ongoing series written and illustrated by Ted Naifeh, revolves around a misfit who moves with her social-climbing parents into her uncle’s spooky mansion. While her parents strive for status in their new, swanky neighborhood, the oddly charming girl finds magic in her uncle’s library.

“The Damned,” a horror-noir series penned by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, is a gangster thriller with a supernatural twist. When a pack of demons arrive in their city, two rival gangs must join forces to defeat their new common enemy.