Another comic book is making its way to the big screen. Coming soon to a theater near you is Sheltered (Ed Brisson, Johnny Christmas). Published by Image Comics, the comic book series tells the story of a group of men and women who have all come together with their families to a survivalist type compound located somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. They are preparing for the end times (whatever and whenever that may be). Most in the group believe that this day is coming sooner than later, and are well prepared for many types of “end time” scenarios. They have canned food, ham radios, and bunkers and seem to be the paranoid, conspiracy theory, anti-government type folk.
David Eckersly and his daughter Vic are relatively new to the compound, but seem to be blending in well with the others. What the father and daughter duo haven’t picked up on is that the offspring of the elders here have taken their parents beliefs and paranoia to an extreme level. Led by one of the older teenage boys (Lucas), the children are convinced that the best way to ensure their own survival is by eliminating their parents, which we get to see at the end of issue one. Image Comics describes Sheltered as a pre-apocalyptic tale of survival at any cost.
Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter announced that the producers of The Walking Dead along with Jesse Peyronel (Siren) are working on the adaptation of the comic book to the big screen. Peyronel is working on the script and hopes to start directing the movie later this year.