Das Petrou and John Watkiss' Ring of Roses officially announced as a film via Variety!
Producers ring in 'Roses'
Spice, Persistent to adapt graphic novel
Spice Factory and Persistent Entertainment are developing an adaptation of the graphic novel Ring of Roses, a thriller set in an alternate London beset by the bubonic plague.
"Roses" will be produced by Jason Piette and Michael L. Cowan of Spice Factory and Matthew Rhodes and Aaron Cruze of Persistent.
The 144 page graphic novel, created by Das Petrou and drawn by John Watkiss, is centered on a prominent lawyer and his criminal acquaintance who — while investigating the murders of a group of high-powered members of a secretive society — uncover a vast conspiracy involving the release of the plague as a cover-up to political assassination and government takeover.
Los Angeles-based Persistent's credits include Nailed, Passengers with Anne Hathaway, Southland Tales and An Unfinished Life, directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Brighton-based Spice Factory's credits include The Secret Of Moonacre, Plots with a View and The Merchant of Venice.
Article by Dave McNary