At the San Diego Comic, Aspen Comics announced that Michael Turner’s Soulfire has been optioned by Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures.  Hurd was a surprise visitor at the SDCC Aspen Panel where she told the audience that “Soulfire will bring a little magic back to a dark world.”  Valhalla has been involved in a number of comic book-based films including both the 2003 and 2008 Hulk movies and both the 2004 and 2008 Punisher movies.


Also making an appearance at the Aspen panel was Jordan Mechner (Prince of Persia) who is writing the screenplay for a movie based on Fathom another creation by the late Michael Turner.  The incendiary Megan Fox is set to star in the film, which Mechner called “somewhat of a departure from the comic,” stating that he was trying to make “a great movie based on a comic, not a comic book movie.”