The Empty Man is an acclaimed comic series that was adapted into a movie. Well, 20th Century Studios and BOOM! Studios recently announced that the film would be available to purchase digitally via Movies Anywhere on January 12, 2021, alongside a softcover collection of the graphic novels called The Empty Man Movie Edition. This collection’s cover will be the poster for the film as a nice touch and release in January 2021. Filip Sablik of BOOM! Studios said:
20th Century Studios’ adaptation of The Empty Man has allowed new audiences to discover this horrifying story and we are thrilled that it’ll be available for consumers to watch at home come January. By releasing The Empty Man Movie Edition softcover collection, we hope new fans will discover comics and enjoy all three volumes of the hit series.
The Empty Man is written by Cullen Bunn with art by Vanesa R. Del Rey, colors by Michael Garland, and letters by Ed Dukeshire.
In the world of The Empty Man comics, it’s been one year since the first reported case of the titular disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, and suicidal dementia, followed by death or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, racing against the clock to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.
The film version was directed by David Prior and stars James Badge Dale.
Directed by David Prior, this supernatural horror film centers on shocking events originating in a small Midwestern town. After the mysterious disappearance of a group of teenagers, James Lasombra (James Badge Dale), a troubled retired cop, is thrust into action to investigate. Following leads that may tie a secretive occult-minded group to a terrifying local legend, he soon realizes that his life — and the lives of those close to him — are in terrible danger. The screen story and screenplay is by David Prior.