Universal and Dark Horse Entertainment have signed a three-year production and distribution agreement, effectively giving Universal access to all Dark Horse characters and properties reports the trades.
The biggest independent comic book company outside of Marvel and DC, Dark Horse owns or licenses such properties as “Hellboy,” “Sin City,” “300,” “The Mask,” “Timecop,” “Barb Wire,” “The Blackburne Covenant,” and “Mystery Men”.
The deal also includes any material that Dark Horse might acquire on its own and want to develop as a motion picture.
Universal is in development on “R.I.P.D.,” based on the comic by Peter Lenkov, about a ghost-busting police force composed of ghosts. David Dobkin is attached to direct.