On Saturday, February 2nd, prestigious boutique cinema The Glasgow Film Theatre screened a short twenty-minute pilot of Rose Black.
The Glasgow Film Theatre found just off Sauchiehall St in Glasgow’s busy city center, hosted the private invite-only screening of Rose Black. If that name sounds familiar, you may have heard of it in its original graphic novel form from Rough Cut Comics.
The comic book story, created by Edward Murphy and Tom Campbell and written by Campbell, was a black and white supernatural thriller drawn by Jaeson Finn with inks by Colin Barr. It follows the adventures of a female vampire that was the British Secret Service’s finest operative from 1945-1973. She is the only one of her kind and claims to have killed Hitler, three times. At 600 years old, Rose still looks surprisingly spry, possibly as human blood is what keeps her young and beautiful.
The graphic novel, and various comic book spin-offs, has been around since the early 2000s and has a large cult following in the indie comic book world, but it seems that a 20-minute showreel, complete with full cast, music, special effects, and opening sequence has been produced, and there may be interest from some of the big players in the industry, some of whom may have been at the screening.
With comic book properties being snapped up by companies, it seems that Rose Black could be one to watch for. In the meantime, you can get hold of the Rose Black graphic novel from Rough Cut Comics or Amazon. It’s a great read, and after that secret showing, it may be at a cinema near you in the next few years.
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