A. Quinton — May. 10th 2016
THR adequately describes Curse as the story of Laney Griffith, “a widowed father who inadvertently captures a werewolf, who will either become the broken family’s reluctant savior or its final destroyer.” Sure, that’s fine. For a more in-depth assessment, may I direct you to my 2014 post on the comic in question, A “Curse” Worth Having. An excerpt:
Its four creators have made something like a tender paternal heart, then wrapped it in chains and stuffed it with wiry grey fur, blood-stained snow and the specific sadness that comes when you were real good at football but then someone stepped on your leg. Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel are bad men for thinking up a story where the character with the sunniest outlook is a kid with terminal cancer, and Riley Rossmo and Colin Lorimer are suspiciously adept at drawing human entrails.
I’m excited that such an excellent werewolf comic is being adapted for film, especially in what sounds like it might be a joint project between horror producer Blumhouse and Boom!. I know he’s probably busy with The Dark Tower, but I’d love to see Laney Griffith played by Idris Elba.