Walden Media is moving forward with the big screen film adaptation of the sci-fi/horror graphic novel Rex Libris. Ben Zazove has been hired to write the script. The story follows "the zombie-slaying adventures of librarian Rex Libris as he protects the books of the Middleton Public Library and guards the world's literary treasures from a host of supernatural foes." The graphic novel was both written and illustrated by James Turner, here's an official story breakdown.
The series follows the adventures of Rex Libris, the Head Librarian at the Middleton Public Library. Unbeknownst to the general public, Rex is actually over a thousand years old, and was the original librarian at the Library of Alexandria. He is a member of the Ordo Biblioteca, a secret international society of librarians. With the aid of the ancient god Thoth, who lives beneath the Library, Rex travels to the farthest reaches of the universe to collect late book fees, and to fight the powers of ignorance and darkness.
Rex sounds like a fun character, and this should make for a fun movie. On top of having sci-fi and horror elements, it also has a touch of humor. I'm not really familiar with the comic, but it will be interesting to see how it comes together. What do you think about this story being turned into a movie?
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