I always see James O'Barr around the area at different Comic Cons and Sci-Fi Expos and was very excited to hear about this. Hopefully, it will get funded and really become a feature film. After the jump, you can check out the one minute teaser trailer for Judd L. Tilyard's adaptation of the sci-fi short story Frame 137, which was penned and drawn by legendary The Crow creator James O'Barr. The story was first published in Dark Horse Presents in 1986.
Frame 137 Teaser from Judd L. Tilyard on Vimeo.
Here's a little more from Mr. Tilyard's Facebook page for the movie:
"The film is a sci-fi action piece based on the work of James O'Barr creator of The Crow, and made with his permission.Hopefully, we can get a hold of director Judd L. Tilyard and James O'Barr to comment and talk about the project for an interview. Be warned, this has a ten year old smoking, drinking, shooting people, and just causing mayhem in general. You know, all the things that would probably happen if a ten year old was left to fend for himself in a post-apocalyptic world. Not recommended for young kids.
The film was shot on the RED using Lomo Anamorphic Lens over a weekend. Sam Ransom, the ten year old boy who plays Jonny Z (the film's hero), notably performed all his own stunts - including the fire breathing and wire-work, some of which is showcased in the Teaser.
The music used in the teaser, was also very generously recorded for the film by Nick Oliveri and Dave Grohl (The Foo Fighters, Nirvana) - my sincerest thanks guys.
You can follow the release of the short film and the development of the feature on facebook.com/frame137film."