Shatner’s Man O’ War As Cinematic Graphic Novel

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A new Indiegogo campaign has been set up to out bring William Shatner‘s Man O’ War story as a cinematic graphic novel.

A cinematic graphic novel “combines moving panels, a new stylistic dimension in animation, in-story sound effects and a music soundtrack to usher in an enhanced reading experience.”

“I’m doing something so new and so exciting, I’ve got to let you know about it,” said Shatner in a video to promote the fundraising campaign. “We’re doing illustrated novels in an absolutely new way, something that has essentially never been done before.”

“The official adaptation of William Shatner’s Man O’ War: Cinematic Graphic Novel is a sixteen-chapter taut, action-filled drama of a controversial ambassador sent to negotiate peace between workers at a Martian mining colony and the corporation that owns their lives. Its flawed but charismatic hero, Benton Hawkes, confronts corrupt power brokers, political assassination, clandestine relationships and dangerous exploration and investigation on a depleted Earth and a powder-keg Mars.

“‘Showcasing Shatner at his best, William Shatner’s Man O’ War: Cinematic Graphic Novel features humanistic storytelling based on his more than fifty years of performance and his lifetime of understanding power and people. A lifelong fan of comics, Shatner has actively worked on projects in this field and has had an ongoing vision to advance the medium with technological enhancements. With the surge of popularity for mobile devices, and with new devices in the pipeline, he believes the time is ripe to introduce a new product channel into the market – and we are thrilled to be part of his vision,’ said Mariano Nicieza, LNL Partners co-owner.

Man O’ War is adapted into the cinematic graphic novel format by Nicieza with Frank Lovece and boasts a line-up of stellar artists including John Hebert, Sherp, Rick Emond, Philip McNulty, Michael Yakutis, Theresa Steele, Veronica Smith, Eric Vincent, Deena Simmons, Nikolos Sardos, Kelly Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos Jr.”

The campaign, which runs through the end of April, seeks to raise $50,000. As is usual in these cases, various perks are offered for different donation levels. To see what it’s all about head to the link located here.

Source: Man O' War Indiegogo Page

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