Chi-Chian Comic Book Optioned

October 27, 2009 Production banner Framelight is ramping up. The company has optioned rights to the cult comic “Chi-Chian” and will develop it as a feature.

Framelight also has attached Mark Rosenthal to pen its family adventure “The Secret History of Tom Trueheart.”

The fairy tale-tinged “Chi-Chian” is set in a dystopian New York — the city has lost its independence and become a prefecture of Japan — and centers on a seemingly ordinary young woman who has been tapped as a heroine and must fight samurais, robots and zombies to protect her loved ones.

The property, which began life as a six-part comic book from the Cuban-American musician Voltaire, spawned a set of digital episodes for Syfy and as well as a role-playing game.

Voltaire, whose full name is Aurelio Voltaire, is an artist and musician who has developed a following for avant-garde storytelling and artistry. Jeffrey Erb and Robert Robinson Jr. will produce “Chi-Chian” under their Framelight banner.

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