It has been announced that voice actor and writer David Hayter (most notably known as the voice of Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Solid franchise) has come together with producer Benedict Carver to form "Dark Hero Studios".
The announcement comes from a new Variety report which details the new studio working on "film, TV, internet and vidgame projects in the action, sci-fi and horror genres".
The first project to be released from the studio will be 'Demonology', an idea written and directed by Hayter, which he has revealed come from attending an international high school in Japan.
"It's about an American kid who goes to one of these schools in Belgium, but it brings my own horrible experiences of school to life."
Carver and Hayter plan to tie down independent financing soon, hoping to build up a library of films which will finance them through pre-sales and equity, allowing Dark Hero Studios to hold onto negative ownership.
Carver went on to say:
"Many people would love to have the studio-based producer gig, but if you want to build asset value through a library, you have to be more entrepreneurial and avoid giving away a lot of rights upfront. David will create, write and direct movies and TV series for the company, but he'll also be a magnet for other writers and directors to work with us."
David's previous work includes X-Men (2000), The Scorpion King (2003) and most recently Watchmen (2009). In July last year it was announced David approached Warner Bros to write and direct a film adaption of Capcom's game "Lost Planet". Later at E3 Expo that month, Capcom announced their partnership with Warner Bros to create the film.