Hydra Publications and Tony Acree are excited to announce Dark Harbor Pictures has picked up the options on his Victor McCain and Samantha Tyler thrillers.
Goshen, Kentucky, June 1, 2022: “Oldham County, Kentucky author and publisher, Tony Acree, signs contract options with Dark Harbor Pictures June1, 2022.
ABOUT THE DEAL:
Dark Harbor Pictures, the genre film and television division of Element Media Group, has optioned the four novels in the Victor McCain thrillers, The Hand of God, The Watchers, The Speaker, and Revenge, as well as the two short stories, Nightmare and Back to Hell. They have also optioned the rights to the Samantha Tyler thrillers, Vengeance, and Absolution. Dark Harbor is developing and producing two streaming shows based on the title characters, with a major motion picture also under consideration. Dark Harbor Pictures also plans to develop and produce graphic novels featuring both characters.
“I am thrilled about the vision Steve and Dark Harbor have for Victor and Samantha. They get the characters and I know the fans of the books are going to love what they see on the screen.” – Tony Acree
WHAT ELEMENT MEDIA GROUP CO-CEO STEVE GAGNON HAS TO SAY ABOUT EACH SERIES:
On Victor McCain: Dark Harbor Pictures is pleased to announce signing with author and publisher Tony Acree on “A Victor McCain Thriller” bringing the “Hand of God” Victor McCain to the big and small screen through the adaption of the books written by Acree. The world is finally ready to meet God’s Bounty Hunter, Victor McCain. Victor assembles a team of rich characters to fight Satan’s band of present-day soldiers hell-bent on the total annihilation of humanity. The “Hand of God” series is slated to be produced in Kentucky and will be steeped in local tradition, locations, and storytelling as rich as the bourbon that flows from the smoky small batch barrels found there.
On Samantha Tyler: The series will follow the kick-ass, take no prisoners adventures of the supernatural vigilante Samantha Tyler. The show will take Samantha and her team of supernatural avengers to remote sections of the globe uncovering threats that could change all of mankind, as we know it. Through this series, we will also look to do cross-over shows that will bring our fiery amber-haired angel in partnership with the “Hand of God” Victor McCain. Stay tuned, Evil is about to have a real *#@! day.
ABOUT DARK HARBOR PICTURES:
Dark Harbor Pictures, the genre film and television division of Element Media Group produces high-quality genre, sequel, and franchise-driven motion pictures and television shows. Their products compete with studio fair at budgets far less than the studios can produce them, and target key demographics and core audiences through creative marketing strategies to build a “Dark Harbor” brand. Their approach will ensure its products continually build a loyal fan base.
ABOUT TONY ACREE:
Tony Acree is an award-winning publisher, novelist, and screenwriter. He lives in Goshen Kentucky with his wife and twin daughters.
Dark Harbor Pictures will be developing and producing two streaming shows: one based on his Victor McCain thrillers, and the other on his Samantha Tyler thrillers. In addition, Jamezz Hampton and 1209 Productions have optioned his screenplay, Songs of Bloody Harlan for the silver screen. His publishing house, Hydra Publications, won the Jason Sizemore Award for best small press, and Publisher of the Year by the AOF Megafest and Conquering Disabilities with Film International Film Festival.
His screenplay, The Hand of God, co-written by Sarah Gardiner, won Best Horror Screenplay at The LA Film Awards.
His first solo screenplay, Songs of Bloody Harlan, took Best Long Format Screen Play at the Imadjinn Film Festival.