Adam "Windtalkers" Beach and Hayden "Star Wars" Christiansen are looking to develop the popular Acclaim dinosaur hunter video game "TUROK" as a feature film.
"There's a new Turok where he's a college student," Beach recently told the Zap2It website.
"His uncle has died, and he learns about the responsibilities of a Turok and jumps into it when his family is threatened ...
"A 'Turok' is a warrior who is the protector of Earth from other dimensions. It's a place called the 'Lost World' and in that Lost World, they're trying to defeat the one enemy who wants to consume all of the worlds. Turok is the warrior on Earth who is fighting these people ... His duty is to get these dinosaur beings ... and send them back to their own world ..."
"TUROK, SON OF STONE", as first drawn by 'Tarzan' illustrator Rex Mason, first appeared in issue #596 of Dell Comics' "Four Color Comics", December 1954.
Premise of the original story revolved around the adventures of pre-Columbian natives 'Turok' and 'Andar', accidentally trapped in a valley of dinosaurs (referred to as 'Honkers') while on a hunting expedition.
The subsequent 'Gold Key' comic book run of Turok was #30-#130, December 1962-April 1982.
In June 1993, Jim Shooter's Valiant Comics revived Turok as 'Turok, Dinosaur Hunter'. When Valiant began publishing under the imprint Acclaim Comics, Turok transcended his familiar dinosaur valley for the far-reaches of inter-dimensional space.
It is this version of TUROK that spawned the popular video game series ...