SOURCE: Okay By Me Productions

Okay By Me Productions

June 28, 2013 18:12 ET

Academy Award-Winning Creature Designer to Release First Look of Non-Studio Franchise, Demon Fantasy Thriller "Fire City"

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HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwired - June 28, 2013) - Top creature designer Tom Woodruff, Jr., known for X-Files, Alien 3, The Thing and the X-Men movies, will release the tie-in short film to the horror franchise, Fire City, on the world's largest horror website, Dread Central. Tom Woodruff's directorial debut will be the first feature length installment, Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs, joining predecessors Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Hellboy II) and the Strauss Brothers (Skyline) as a blockbuster movie effects designer who successfully made the transition into feature film directing.

Woodruff teams with first-time producing partners Brian Lubocki & Michael Hayes, who created the multi-platform franchise dealing with a non-religious demon mythology. "Fire City is more akin to Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings than Constantine," says co-creator Brian Lubocki. Lubocki & Hayes made a splash at last year's Cannes Film Festival with promotional footage for Fire City: A Demon In The Darkness, the second installment in the feature film franchise. "There was no deal available where we could maintain the creative choices necessary to ensure a great film. We didn't want to compromise our world, so we absolutely had to make it ourselves," say the producers.

The comic book, The Interpreter of Signs: a Fire City series, will also be released online in conjunction with the short film release. "The comic book features the characters from the short film, Christopher and the Interpreter, telling the story of how Christopher came to possess the chronolet, which is a device that allows the user to go back in time," remarks producer Michael Hayes. Lubocki & Hayes have big plans to feed fans a brand new demon mythology with decades-worth of content, including a trilogy that follows up Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs, video games, a demon book compendium and a fully realized demon tarot card set that is featured in the upcoming short film.

The film is produced under Lubocki & Hayes' banner Okay By Me Productions. The comic book is illustrated by RPG video game artist Kurt Komoda.

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