Dawson's O.C.T. Heads For Film
Dimension Films has acquired the movie rights to O.C.T.: Occult Crimes Taskforce, an Image Comics series co-created by actress Rosario Dawson, which launched in July, Variety reported.
Dimension is crafting the project as a star vehicle for Dawson, who also co-writes O.C.T. The comic centers on an animated version of Dawson.
Dawson, who will produce as well, will play a New York police detective who, after stumbling upon a gruesome and bizarre crime scene, is enlisted for a covert squad that uses black arts and mystical weaponry to hunt down and kill soul-sucking ghouls.
Dawson created the comic with David Atchison and Tony Shasteen, writing episodes with Atchison. Shasteen illustrates. Atchison and Shasteen will be co-producers on the movie.
It's not Dawson's first brush with comic movies: She grew up in New York a comic-book geek, watching her uncle Gus Vasquez draw them for a living and starred in Sin City, based on co-director and famed graphic artist Frank Miller's graphic novel. Vasquez will be associate producer on O.C.T.
Dawson is currently starring in the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez movie Grindhouse and will reprise her role in the Sin City sequel.