New Regency Adds Fuel To Radical’s Freedom Formula

by Jeff

Social Media Release — March 24th, 2009 – Set in the future where mechanized battle armor is used for high speed sport, Freedom Formula quickly made headlines across the film and comic industry during the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International event when Variety reported that Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns) was attached to produce, with an eye to potentially direct, a film based on the underlying comic series. Today Variety has announced that New Regency has acquired Freedom Formula with a writer attached.

Mike Finch, who just sold his spec script, Medieval, to New Regency with McG attached to produce and possibly direct, will pen the adaptation based on Radical Publishing’s 5-issue comic book series, Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland, written by Edmund Shern, CEO of Radical’s Singapore based sister company, Storm Lion.

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Freedom Formula #1 (Cover B)
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Freedom Formula #1 (Cover A)
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Freedom Formula #3 (Cover A – Pugh)
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Freedom Formula #5 (Cover A – Reilly)
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Freedom Formula #5 (Cover B – Brooks)
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Freedom Formula #5 (Cover C – Ruiz)

This is Radical Pictures’ second development deal, following Universal Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment releasing Hercules: The Thracian Wars, based on the 5-issue comic book series by Steve Moore, with Peter Berg producing and potentially directing through his production company Film 44 with Ryan Condal (Ocean) scripting

New Regency, Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions and Radical Pictures will produce Freedom Formula with Bryan Singer and Radical Publishing’s President and Publisher Barry Levine as producers along with Radical Publishing’s Executive Vice President Jesse Berger and Zoom Entertainment’s Michael Zoumas signed on as Executive Producers. Edmund Shern will be an Associate Producer.

When asked to comment, Barry Levine stated “Mike Finch came up with an incredible take that goes deeper into the mythology of the source material.”

Jesse Berger continues “There is something very contemporary about a revolution and Freedom Formula’s adaptation for the screen will explore those concepts as well.”

Radical Publishing, Radical Pictures, Barry Levine, and Jesse Berger are represented by Alexis Garcia and Adam Levine with Endeavor Talent Agency and are managed by David Schiff and The Schiff Company.

Bryan Singer and Bad Hat Harry are represented by Dave Wirtschafter and Mike Eisner with William Morris Agency and attorney David Feldman.

Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland issues #1 – 5 are available to order through Diamond Comic Distributors.

About Radical Publishing

Radical Publishing is founded by BARRY LEVINE (Producer for HERCULES, CALIBER, FREEDOM FORMULA and Executive Producer for the in-development REX MUNDI movie from Warner Bros., written by JIM UHLS and starring JOHNNY DEPP) and his protege JESSE BERGER (Executive Producer for HERCULES, CALIBER and FREEDOM FORMULA).

Recent winner of the Diamond Comic Distributor’s Gem Award for “Best New Publisher of the Year”, Radical brings the best writing, storytelling and fully painted cover and interior art to the global comic book market, from prominent international talents such as YOSHITAKA AMANO, JOHN BOLTON, LUIS ROYO, JIM STERANKO, STEVE PUGH, WARREN ELLIS, ARTHUR SUYDAM, STEVE NILES, MARKO DJURDJEVIC, IAN EDGINTON, DAVID HINE, RICK REMENDER, JOSEPH KOSINSKI, NICK PERCIVAL, STEVE MOORE, SAM SARKAR, STJEPAN SEJIC, DAVE WILKINS, TOMM COKER, CLAYTON CRAIN, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, NICK SAGAN, CLINT LANGLEY, NICK SIMMONS, PATRICK REILLY, WETA WORKSHOP, ZOMBIE STUDIOS and many more.

Radical Publishing currently has production deals with Universal Studios, Spyglass Entertainment, PETER BERG’s Film 44 and Radical Pictures for HERCULES; JOHNNY DEPP’s Infinitum Nihil and Radical Pictures for CALIBER; and New Regency, BRYAN SINGER’s Bad Hat Harry Productions and Radical Pictures for FREEDOM FORMULA.

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