Paul Pope's Battling Boy optioned

bbwebIt hasn’t even been published yet, but Variety is reporting that Paul Pope’s upcoming graphic novel from First Second Books, Battling Boy, has been optioned by Brad Pitt’s Plan B. The story revolves around “the son of a god or superhero who comes down from the top of a mountain at his father’s behest in order to rid a giant city of monsters.”

The book will be published in Spring, 2010. No timeframe yet on the film adaptation, but if they follow Pope’s art at all for the art direction, then we’ll have one fine looking movie — and with a 50 page action sequence, it’s safe to guess that it will be action-packed. The next step, though, is to find a screenwriter.

Posted on November 5, 2008 at 00:18 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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