Throttle Films just closed the rights to the hit graphic novel ‘The Killing Jar’.

Action auteur William Kaufman (The Brave on Netflix, Daylight’s End on Amazon Prime) is developing Justin Zimmerman’s The Killing Jar, a neo-western / horror comic story he says “literally jumps off the page.” Kaufman and longtime creative partner Ed Spila are producing under their Throttle shingle, and Kaufman is attached to direct.

Written and created by Zimmerman and illustrated by Russ Brown, The Killing Jar focuses on a young woman and her younger brother fighting for their lives in a rural town ripped apart by drug lust. The creator-owned graphic novel was released nationally in 2020 through publisher A Wave Blue World. PREVIEWS called it a “senses-shattering experience.”

Kaufman agrees. “Justin created an amazing world in The Killing Jar, and he’s one of the most distinctive voices in comics. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to helm this upcoming wild ride.”

Throttle Films also picked up Zimmerman’s spec script Break In and are developing Spila’s festival horror script success Wicked Season, also being adapted as a graphic novel. “It’s a reward to work alongside such dedicated professionals,” Spila says. “I can’t wait to bring these stories to life.”

Zimmerman is repped by Brian Sniffen of Wildwood Law Group.

We here at Nerdophiles have been fans of The Killing Jar since the beginning. It is my personal favorite work of Zimmerman’s, and we can’t wait to see what Throttle Films makes of it when they take it to the big screen!

Want to know what The Killing Jar is all about? Check out the revamped comic trailer, going live today. Or, you can read the graphic novel yourself by picking it up on Amazon. You can also check out our interview with the creators, including author Justin Zimmerman, that we did last year right here.

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