OFFICIAL RELEASE: ‘Black Mass’ Writer Mark Mallouk is Writing His First Graphic Novel ‘Sunflower’ wi

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2015 – Mark Mallouk, co-writer of the highly anticipated release, ‘Black Mass’, starring Johnny Depp, will write ‘Sunflower,’ an original graphic novel to be distributed by the 451 Media Group.

‘Sunflower’ will be released ahead of 451 Media’s current slate of original titles, which will debut at this year’s upcoming New York Comic Con in October. 451 Media’s titles will be distributed through both traditional publishing and a new interactive online platform.

Mirroring the intensity and visceral emotion of his previous work, ‘Sunflower’ introduces us to C.J., a woman living in isolation, whose life was destroyed with the murder of her husband and daughter. A decade after their murders she receives a postcard in the mail with only a single word – Sunflower. And now C.J. will do whatever it takes to get her daughter back.

“During the production of BLACK MASS I started to think of creating a story that mirrored the same intensity and themes of guilt, grief and obsession but from a woman’s P.O.V.,” said Mallouk. “To put it quite simply, I wanted to write a story with a female lead that didn't need to be rescued by a man and didn't spend her entire existence worrying about whether a man liked her or not".

Following its world premier at this year’s Venice Film Festival, ‘Black Mass’ has received overwhelming praise at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Mallouk, who is repped by UTA, is currently writing the screenplay on the Calabrese mob family based on Kurt Calabrese's life rights for Black Label Media. He is also executive producer of ‘Everest,’ ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’ and ‘Rush’.

About 451 Media Group

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