Benderspink to produce comic adaptation
Disney has picked up feature rights to the graphic novel “Pet Robots” and set it up with Chris Bender and JC Spink through their Benderspink banner.Benderspink’s Jake Weiner will exec produce and Jon Silk will co-produce the high-tech comedy about futuristic robots that fall into the hands of the least likely people. The “Pet Robots” graphic novel, written and created by Scott Christian Sava, is being published by Sava’s Blue Dream Studios. Sava has worked on such titles as “Spider-Man,” “Casper the Friendly Ghost,” “Aliens vs. Predators” and “X-Men” in his career as an illustrator, comicbook artist, animator and vidgame designer. Blue Dream Studios began its publishing division last year with titles including “The Dreamland Chronicles” and “Ed’s Terrestrials.” Benderspink has “Power & Glory” set up at New Line, “Exempt” set up at Overture and “The Guy Not Taken” at DreamWorks.