“That’s what everyone says about Sean. He always dies in brilliant fashion. Well, in our story, he gets a chance to come back to settle the score.”
Originally announced in 2010, the story from the writer and "Baltimore" comic artist Peter Bergting recently achieved printing funding via a still-active Kickstarter campaign. But alongside the print release, the company has debuted an animatic trailer for a planned full adaption from "Watchmen" producer Lloyd Levin and former BOOM! Studios executive Andrew Cosby.
Created by veteran animation company Film Roman and "Ultimate Spider-Man" director Alex Soto, the test animation offers a look at how a final animated project would feel in tone and features voice over work from "Lord of the Rings" and "Game of Thrones" star Sean Bean and art by comics vet Tomm Coker:
It’s a bit of a running gag for fans that Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) dies in almost every movie or TV show he’s in. So it’s pretty cool that the actor was cast to voice the main character for an upcoming animated TV series titled The Untamed, in which Bean plays a man raised from the dead and out for vengeance.
Based on the graphic novel by Sebastian Jones, what you’ll see below is actually a pitch made by Stranger Comics and veteran animation company Film Roman for a planned animated TV series of 26 half-hour episodes. The project was originally announced a couple years ago, back in 2010, so it’s been a bit of a long road for The Untamed. The story, from the writer and Lord of the Rings comic artist Peter Bergting, recently achieved printing funding thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that’s still alive and kicking. Alongside the print release, they’ve also released this extremely cool and bloody animation trailer from Watchmen producer Lloyd Levin and former BOOM! Studios executive Andrew Cosby. Ultimate Spider-Man director Alex Soto is at the helm.
This awesome test animation (yep, test animation) gives us a look at what the final project would look and feel like. Comics vet Tomm Coker (Punisher, Batman, Daredevil) provided the concept art for the animation, which keeps up with the gritty “Frazetta Western” mood and tone of the comic series. Have a look: