Award-Winning Comics Mastermind Ed Brubaker and Crackle.com Team Up for Live Action Series
Zoe Bell Cast as Ed Brubaker's Angel of Death
Comics mastermind and Eisner Award-winning writer Ed Brubaker (Criminal, The Death of Captain America) and White Rock Lake Productions have teamed up to produce Angel of Death, a new live-action series for Crackle.com, Sony Pictures Entertainment's online video network, that will premiere in 2009.
Stuntwoman turned actress Zoe Bell ("Death Proof," "Double Dare") has been cast as the lead character in the series, which depicts a remorseless assassin (Bell) in the employ of a ruthless crime family. After suffering a severe head wound, she becomes so haunted by her victims that she decides to kill the people who ordered the hits, one by one. Angel of Death will premiere in 2009 on http://www.crackle.com/angelofdeath. Each 8-10 minute installment will be released over the course of 10 weeks.
"Besides the elation I feel about having a project I wrote actually being filmed, which is huge for any writer, I'm just as thrilled about having Zoe Bell signed on to star in Angel of Death," said creator/writer Ed Brubaker. "And working with Crackle and Sony Pictures Television to give viewers instant access to the series online is completely overwhelming."
"Angel of Death is exactly the kind of high-caliber original content our audience has come to expect from Crackle," said Sean Carey, senior executive vice president, Sony Pictures Television. "The combination of Ed's sensibility and Zoe's talent is sure to keep loyalists and new viewers alike coming back for more."
Ed Brubaker is an Eisner Award-winning writer best known for his work in comics, which includes such titles as The Death of Captain America, Batman, Criminal, The Authority, and others. Brubaker's work is credited for helping to revive the crime comics' genre, and has also been translated into eleven languages around the world. Angel of Death was created and written by Ed Brubaker, and will be produced by John Norris and directed by Paul Etheredge. The series is produced by White Rock Lake Productions and will be distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
About Crackle, Inc.,
Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform video entertainment network and studio that distributes work from the hottest established and emerging talent on the web and beyond. Crackle's addictive channels and shows reach a global audience across the Internet, in the living room, and on devices including a broad range of Sony electronics. Crackle, in on-going collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment and other leading partners, discovers and promotes the stars of tomorrow. Visit Crackle's site at http://www.crackle.com/
About White Rock Lake Productions
White Rock Lake Productions is a joint venture from The Incredible Hulk and War of the Worlds character designer Aaron Sims and producer John Norris with a mandate to create fantastic content through feature film, video games, television, and new media outlets.
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