‘Deadpool’ Meets ‘Harry Potter’ in Upcoming Fantasy Noir, ‘Dead Jack’

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Dead Jack and the Pandemonium Device
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The Tobias Literary Agency, Dreamstreet Entertainment and Lonetree Entertainment in partnership with James Aquilone have a great announcement for James Aquilone’s fans: they have optioned the film and television rights for Dead Jack and the Pandemonium Device. The upcoming “horror-fantasy noir” has been pitched as Deadpool meets Harry Potter, where “a drug-addicted zombie detective and his shapeshifting sidekick battle supernatural creatures in an effort to save the world and score fairy dust.”

The Dead Jack paperback, published under Curiosity Quills Press, will see release in early 2018. The novel NY Times Bestseller and 5-time Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Mayberry calls “wicked fun” is poised to be a runaway hit full of humor and adventure.

Dead Jack co-producer Tony Eldridge of Lonetree Entertinment produced the Equalizer films starring Denzel Washington and Ashton Sanders.

Co-producer Gloria Morrison of Dreamstreet Entertainment and Unistar International Pictures is responsible for bringing Eldridge in on the Dead Jack project.

Morrison promises, “This is such a fantastic project. It’s fun, scary, and most of all will have you laughing!”


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Aisha K. Staggers has been writing since middle school. She had her first major publication in her local newspaper's entertainment section while a sophomore in high school, a publication in another state paper followed. Aisha has been contributing to various paper, magazines and textbooks for over 15 years. In addition to her time as an instructor of social sciences in higher education, Aisha has served as a director of education and policy research centers, and on the staff of legislative commissions. Aisha previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats Women's Caucus and has remained active in politics and public policy. She is an alumni of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT and Fisk University in Nashville, TN where she earned Bachelor's and Master's Degrees, respectively, and completed the South Carolina Education Policy Fellowship Program in 2008. Currently, Aisha is Senior Editor for BookTrib, a division of the literary public relations firm, Meryl Moss Media. In addition to her own work, Aisha will be writing the liner notes for an upcoming Prince tribute album and contributing a chapter to a 2018 scholarly work on Prince and the Minneapolis Sound.

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