Heavy Metal Moves Into TV With Adaptation Of Blake Northcott’s ‘Arena Mode Saga’

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EXCLUSIVE: Heavy Metal, the iconic science fiction and fantasy magazine, is making its first moves into television with an adaptation of Blake Northcott's trilogy of novels the Arena Mode Saga.

The company is adapting the books for the small screen with the first book in active development after optioning the rights to the sci-fi thriller.


The first Arena Mode novel follows Matthew Moxon, a young man living in a dystopian future in the year 2041. Moxon discovers he has an aggressive brain tumor and enters a deadly sporting event with the hopes of winning enough money for life-saving surgery. But in Arena Mode, a deathmatch-style tournament where thirteen superhumans fight for a multi-billion dollar prize, he’s the only competitor without a super power. With the odds stacked impossibly against him, Moxon fights to not only survive the wrath of his competitors, but to unlock the mysteries buried within the Arena itself.

Read more at Deadline Hollywood

Evanescence Graphic Anthology Series ‘Echoes From the Void’ - new story by Blake Northcott

The fantasy series is comprised of 48-page deluxe comic books, each featuring two or more story adaptations from the Evanescence catalog.


Amy Lee oversees the creative direction of the art and narratives.


Issue #1, available in limited edition, includes two stories inspired by songs off the band's upcoming album, The Bitter Truth, "Better Without You" and "Wasted on You," with tales written by Carrie Lee South and Blake Northcott (Arena Mode, DC Comics Catwoman).

Read more at Rolling Stone

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