Jeff Lemire’s Essex County: Tales From the Farm Headed to the Big Screen

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'. 


  1. Awesome!

  2. This is great news for a great book. I pictured this going an indy route, which it still may, but a guy known for his visual effects might mean the studio could be looking for something actiony, or we may just be in for a treat wtih some stunning visuals as this book has a unique set of visuals. Can’t wait for more news.

  3. That’s exciting.  This could be very, very good.

  4. I just bought the Complete Essex County trade based on the reviews from the people on this site.  I can not wait to read it!

  5. Interesting for someone like Dykstra to be directing this. I hope he does well — Essex County is one of my faves.

  6. Huh…honestly, I would have never expected this. This could be really great though. I imagine the story could translate wonderfully (and heartbreakingly). Looking forward to it!

  7. YEAH! JUSTICE (not alex ross’)!

  8. Very excited to see Lemire get a big opportunity like this. All three of these stories in Essex County are brilliant and I can’t wait to see this.

    Also, if it’s a hit let’s hope the other two get adapted.