MOVIE NEWS: Chris Columbus’ 1492 Entertainment Options Ben Templesmith Graphic Novel Welcome to Hoxford!

Ben Templesmith, best known for 30 Days of Night [co-created with Steve Niles] has optioned the movie rights to his graphic novel Welcome to Hoxford to Chris Columbus’ 1492 Entertainment.


Hoxford follows a psychiatrist who follows one of her patients who is transferred to a privately run mental prison – and discovers that a lot of the worst mental patients are being transferred there – but none are coming out! After trying to see her patient, she finds herself trapped in the facility and must work with her patient to fight the werewolves that are running it.

“I actually owe the entire book to an idea I had after receiving a letter about some previous work being banned from a prison,” said Templesmith. “It turned into one of the darker things I’ve ever done, with a few sick twists. It’s really been quite fantastic that Chris Columbus has thought Hoxford worthy enough to perhaps burst from the comic page to the screen.”  

Welcome to Hoxford will be produced by Columbus and his 1492 partners, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe.