July 25th, 2008, LOS ANGELES – Radical Publishing is proud to announce that Bryan Singer, director of X-Men, X-Men #2, and Superman Returns has signed on to produce Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland based on Radical Publishing’s Freedom Formula, written by Edmund Shern. This is the third film deal to come from Radical Publishing, following the announcements of John Woo‘s attachment to direct Caliber and Peter Berg producing and directing Hercules.
Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland #1, the first of a 5-issue miniseries, makes its debut at the San Diego Comic-Con and will be available in stores on August 6th. 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. Radical Publishing’s Executive Vice President Jesse Berger, Edmund Shern, Alex Garcia and Michael Zoumas are signed on as executive producers.
“Creator Edmund Shern and I spoke about finding a property that originated in the Asian market, but was easily adaptable as a North American property. All he did was show me one image of the mecha, one paragraph of its characters and the world, and I green-lit it immediately,” explains Barry Levine.
Set in the future, Freedom Formula is a modern-day Top Gun, where racing exosuits replace classic, high-flying fighter jets, establishing a dangerous new breed of illegal racing. The story follows a genetically engineered racer who discovers that his bloodline possesses the power to change society. Through a series of cataclysmic events, our protagonist comes face to face with his destiny and a means for revolution.
Edmund Shern adds, “Freedom Formula is a story that explores the misnomer of absolute freedom and realizing what’s important is not the choices we can make, but the choices we do make.”
Radical Publishing, Radical Pictures, Barry Levine, and Jesse Berger are represented by Alexis Garcia and Adam Levine with Endeavor Talent Agency and managed by David Schiff with The Schiff Company.
Bryan Singer and Bad Hat Harry are represented by Mike Eisner with William Morris Agency and attorney David Feldman.
Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland #1 (DCD# JUN084170) available to order through Diamond Comics Distributors and will ship in August of this year. Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland #1 will ship with 3 covers by Kai of Imaginary Friends Studios, with one being a Comic-Con exclusive.
Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland #2 (DCD# JUL084189) is featured in the July 2008 Diamond Previews catalogue and will ship in September of this year. Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland #2 will ship with two covers: one by Chester Ocampo and one by Kai of Imaginary Friends Studios.