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Graphic novel Snow set to become a feature film

Let it Snow, let it Snow, let it Snow. Benjamin Rivers's graphic novel Snow, already adapted as a quirky video game, is now set to become a feature film.

Local moviemaker Ryan Couldrey will direct a story set within Toronto's Queen Street West strip, an ever-changing locale and a symbol of urban life's fluid landscape.

The action follows lead character Dana (played by Nina Iordanova), described as a "woman who likes her job, her friends and the cozy comfort of her neighbourhood" but "doesn't deal well with confrontation."

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Snow, forecast for the fall of 2014, isn't the first Toronto-set comic to get a live-action deal. Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim was adapted for the Michael Cera-starring Scott Pilgrim vs. the World in 2010.

Snow's confrontation – the disruption of the familiar – promises to be less violent, but just as jarring.

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