The comic-book series Atomic Robo is being adapted into a short animated film by Pennsylvania-based Fictory.
The short film, titled Atomic Robo: Last Stop will be directed by Joseph W. Krzemienski and will feature a new story inspired by the comics and done in 2D animation with some CG elements.
The comic is the creation of writer Brian Clevinger, who wrote the first draft of the script, and artist Scott Wegener and is published by Canadian company Red 5 Comics. The series is described as a cross between Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones crossed with Nikola Tesla.
‘While Atomic Robo: Last Stop isn’t a direct adaptation, we’ve paid very close attention to the graphic novels and are determined to stay as true to the subject material as humanly possible. People love Robo too much for me to try and mess with the formula,” said Krzemienski.
The Fictory is an awarding-winning group based in Lancaster, Pa. led by Krzemienski. It is sister studio to Postage, Inc. which covers most of the studio’s commercial work.