Director and screenwriter Paco Plaza and producer Enrique Lpez Lavigne will re-team in the television adaptation of ‘Roman ritual’, an “unexpected history of exorcisms and possessions with which to spend a lot of fear” written by El Torres, drawn by Jaime Martnez and colored by Sandra Molina.
Plaza and López Lavigne have previously collaborated in ‘Vernica’, winner of the Seventh for the best Spanish production of 2017, and in ‘La abuela’, a horror film currently in paralyzed production that has a script written by Carlos Vermut (‘Who I’ll sing you ‘).
This adaptation of ‘Roman ritual’ In the form of a television miniseries it will be produced by Pablo Cruz, Diego Surez Chialvo and the aforementioned Lopez Lavigne through El Estudio, a company recently founded by the three with the clear intention of becoming an international benchmark in the production of content in Spanish for all the world.
With offices in Mexico, Los Angeles and Madrid and backed by the more than 25 years of experience of its main managers, this new company already has on its agenda more than 60 projects in different stages of development and production, as well as a series strategic agreements signed with relevant international agents such as Sony Pictures, Netflix, HBO, Lionsgate, Viacom International, Movistar + or Beta Film, among others.
Published by Dibbuks publisher, the official synopsis of the original graphic novel is as follows:
“After the cruel death of a bishop, exiled priest John Brennan is summoned by the Vatican dome to confront an evil that is spreading within the walls of the Holy See itself. An evil that could bring about the complete destruction of the Church Catholic “.
“With this premise, El Torres replays an oppressive atmosphere and creates an exceptional situation of suspense. The solid script becomes even more terrifying thanks to the drawing by Jaime Martnez whose realism makes the vignettes take shape and consistency.”
“The play is prefaced by film director Paco Plaza and is completed with final pages that contain details on the creation of the play, the documentation, or indito drawings.”