Animal Logic nabs Night Mary

31 July, 2009 by IF

Press release from Animal Logic

Animal Logic announced today that it has secured the rights to IDW Publishing’s Night Mary, the mystery/horror graphic novel co-created by Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer. The deal reinforces Animal Logic’s progression into the development and production of a diverse slate of digital entertainment in animation, live action, hybrid films and games. IDW Publishing, the 3rd largest U.S. comic publisher, continues its push into the feature film biz following the 2007
release of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT.

Night Mary follows the adventures of Mary Specter, a misunderstood teenage girl trained to be a lucid dreamer. Mary’s father runs a sleep disorder clinic where Mary enters the ghastly dreams of severely disturbed people in an attempt to help them. When a patient is revealed to be a serial killer, the nightmare world and the waking one become intertwined, putting Mary in real jeopardy.


Animal Logic CEO Zareh Nalbandian will produce with IDW’s Ted Adams and Circle of Confusion’s David Alpert and Rick Jacobs Executive Producing. Nalbandian said “We’re very pleased to be working with IDW Publishing and Circle of Confusion and look forward to this being the beginning of a long-term relationship as Animal Logic moves into developing and producing a wider range of films, outside of its core digital animation slate.

Night Mary is a fantastic property that will enable us to collaborate with innovative writers and directors, to tell a great story and deliver ground breaking design. We are, as always, very enthusiastic about creating another opportunity to show the world that Australia is home to world class filmmaking.”

Adams added "Rick and Kieron are two of my favourite creators and I’m thrilled that Animal Logic will be bringing their creation to an even bigger audience.” Animal Logic and IDW publishing are represented by CAA.