News: Scout Comics' SMOKETOWN Being Developed Into Feature Length Film

Scout Comics have announced that their crime/thriller series SMOKETOWN is being developed into a feature film with writer/director Vaughn Stein. SMOKETOWN was written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Aquaman, Power of the Dark Crystal) and features art by Scott Van Domelen. Vaughn’s upcoming film Terminal is currently in post-production, and stars Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, and Mike Myers. 

 SMOKETOWN is a Tarantino-esque story that revolves around an American soldier in the days leading up to his murder. Jumping around in time, each chapter reveals a new facet of the soldier’s life (and death), and the many people he affected, before his time in the Middle East, during, and after. 

 Vaughn Stein said that:

 "SMOKETOWN totally gripped me from the moment I first read it. It’s an incredible story; dark, twisted and utterly brilliant. I am extremely proud and excited to be bringing SMOKETOWN to the screen with Scout Comics. It’s going to be a stunning movie."

 Phillip Kennedy Johnson spoke about the director, saying:

 "After seeing and reading Vaughn’s other work, I couldn’t be happier to have him on board. SMOKETOWN is a story with intensely flawed characters, people who fell between the cracks, and Vaughn gets that. He’s the perfect choice to tell a story like this. I can’t wait for people to see his vision of our story."