The movie will be based on the Zenescope comics graphic novel, in which a musically gifted but misunderstood high school student named Sean is bullied, but then finds a way to get back at his tormentors. What's that dulcet tune playing down the road? Why, it's the Pied Piper, who is set for his big screen closeup in a new version of the Brothers Grimm fairly tale called 'The Piper,' according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The movie will be based on the Zenescope comics graphic novel, in which a musically gifted but misunderstood high school student named Sean is bullied, but then finds a way to get back at his tormentors.
Cue the Pied Piper.
Persistent Entertainment and Pantry Films are teaming up to produce with Zenescope Entertainment, which is known to comic geeks as a steady provider of sinister takes on childhood classics. Persistent's track record includes 'Southland Tales' and the upcoming 'Nailed,' starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal. Pantry Films has produced 'Felon,' starring Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff, and recently finished 'Pete Smalls Is Dead' with Peter Dinklage, Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi
In the original Pied Piper of Hamelin story, a German town is infested with rats, and the Piper promises to rid the town of the vermin -- which he does and does by so enchanting them with his tune that they follow him into a river and drown. The town reneges on its promise to pay the piper, and he proceeds to rid the town of its children. That's why you always pay the Piper.