This past year, the creative team at Cinestate not only resurrected Fangoria magazine, they also launched the "Fangoria Presents" line of books featuring innovative and exciting voices in the literary world. First up was Preston Fassel's Our Lady of the Inferno, which is now being developed as a film by Fangoria.
Deadline reports that Laura Moss and Brendan J. O’Brien have been hired to pen a screenplay adaptation of Fassel's novel, which features a killer New York City backdrop, a rad ’80s setting, and a violent date with destiny for two women: madam Ginny Kurva and city safety inspector/serial killer Nicolette Aster.
Moss and O'Brien will work with Fassel on the script, with Fassel also executive producing alongside Fangoria Editor-in-Chief Phil Nobile Jr. and Cinestate's Dallas Sonnier, with Amanda Presmyk also on board as a producer. A director has yet to be announced, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed.
In addition to Our Lady of the Inferno, Moss and O'Brien are also collaborating on the Fangoria movie After Birth, with Moss also directing that project.
Our Lady of the Inferno is the latest in Fangoria's upcoming wave of intriguing cinematic projects that also includes Ghoul Gang Slumber Party and Satanic Panic. For those unfamiliar with Fassel's Our Lady of the Inferno, we have the official synopsis and cover art below.
"Spring, 1983. Sally Ride is about to go into space. Flashdance is a cultural phenomenon. And in Times Square, two very deadly women are on a collision course with destiny-- and each other.
At twenty-one, Ginny Kurva is already legendary on 42nd Street. To the pimp for whom she works, she's the perfect weapon-- a martial artist capable of taking down men twice her size. To the girls in her stable, she's mother, teacher, and protector. To the little sister she cares for, she's a hero. Yet Ginny's bravado and icy confidence hide a mind at the breaking point, her sanity slowly slipping away as both her addictions and the sins of her past catch up with her...
At thirty-seven, Nicolette Aster is the most respected woman at the Staten Island Landfill. Quiet and competent, she's admired by the secretaries and trusted by her supervisors. Yet those around her have no idea how Nicolette spends her nights-- when the hateful madness she keeps repressed by day finally emerges, and she turns the dump into a hunting ground to engage in a nightmarish blood sport...
In the Spring of 1983, neither Ginny nor Nicolette knows the other exists. By the time Summer rolls around, one of them will be dead."