BEVERLY HILLS, CA / CRWEPRESSRELEASE / August 11, 2015 / Wowio, Inc. (OTCMKTS:WWIO), a digital media company and its publishing partner, Top Cow Productions, are working with Broken Road Productions to adapt WILDFIRE as a feature film project. The four-issue comic book series, written by Top Cow’s President Matt Hawkins, tackled the topical issue of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and was released in print and in digital formats and as a trade paperback.
Broken Road, led by Todd Garner and Sean Robins, has had many successes in the comedy genre with PAUL BLART MALL COP 1 & 2, ZOOKEEPER and the upcoming SCOUT’S GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. The company also produced actioner KNIGHT & DAY and INTO THE STORM, which featured an onslaught of tornadoes on a small town. Top Cow (WANTED and TV series “Witchblade”) has numerous projects in development for film and television. WILDFIRE represents the first Wowio-owned property to be adapted for a feature film.
“Broken Road is always looking for great material in the comic/Graphic Novel space and Matt’s brilliant storytelling made WILDFIRE an exciting project for Todd and I to develop for the big screen,” said Robins, who will oversee the development along with Hawkins and Wowio’s CEO, Brian Altounian.
“The reviews for the first series of WILDFIRE were incredibly positive and the sales were really impressive for an independent release,” said Altounian. The series explores the world of GMOs and a plant biologist’s plan to accelerate plant growth to end world hunger. When things go wrong, Los Angeles pays the price in a disaster story unlike any before. With LA ablaze in the background, the scientists race against time to stop plant growth before government forces destroy the City of Angels with an apocalyptic solution. “Matt tackled a controversial and highly volatile subject that has extremist perspectives on both sides of the conversation. He is preparing the second series that picks up where the first left off, which looks at genetic mutations in animals and insects that have feasted on genetically-modified plants. We are so thrilled to be working with Broken Road to adapt this project for the big screen.”
“We got such great feedback on this project,” says Wildfire creator/writer and Top Cow President Matt Hawkins. “In my own exploration of the discussion about GMOs, I was amazed by the change in my own position on the topic and I am looking forward to further development with the second series and the feature film adaptation.” Hawkins is represented by Rick Jacobs and Zach Cox of Circle of Confusion, who brought the project to Broken Road.
In addition to its library of creative content, Wowio holds a proprietary patent that allows for the insertion of advertising into eBooks, providing the digital publishing distribution channel as a viable alternative to that of other content distribution outlets. For further information and updates, follow Wowio on social media and at http://www.studiowdigital.com.
About Wowio, Inc.
Wowio, Inc., (OTCMKTS: WWIO) is a digital media and technology development company with a patented process and a proprietary mobile ad-delivery platform that will disrupt the eBook distribution landscape by exploiting a previously untapped marketplace: ad-supported eBooks.
Wowio has built and acquired a number of digital media technologies, platforms and distribution outlets and is focusing its efforts on opportunities to create and monetize ancillary content product lines beyond eBooks and other forms of digital media. To learn more about Wowio, please visit our corporate website at http://www.studiowdigital.com.
About Top Cow Productions
Top Cow Productions, Inc. (http://www.topcow.com/), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. The 2008 film WANTED, starring Angelina Jolie, the TNT TV series Witchblade, the Japanese anime Witchblade and the two The Darkness video games for XBOX 360 and PS3 are all based on Top Cow properties. The company has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games, and roleplaying games.
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