Jeff Lemire needs more of your tears to fuel his weather control zeppelin, so he's taking the operation to the silver screen. Tales from the Farm, the first book in the writer/artist's Essex County trilogy will be adapted to film as Super Zero. This is the first directorial effort for John Dykstra, visual effect supervisor on such projects as X-Men: First Class, Spider-Man 2 and Star Wars: A New Hope ("special photographic effects supervisor" at the time).
Tales from the Farm tells the story of a lonely young boy who befriends a simple-minded gas station attendant, much to the chagrin of his over-protective uncle. An uncle who had better as hell be played by head of presidential secret service detail Ron Butterfield from The West Wing. It all goes down in the quiet rural community of Essex County, Ontario.
Read all the details at the sort of wonderfully named GeekTyrant.
*As far as we know, Jeff Lemire does not harvest tears, own an airship, or have any control over meteorology. He's just damn good with the comic bookin'.