BATTLING BOY optioned at Paramount

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Paul Pope’s BATTLING BOY isn’t due until 2010 from First Second, but it already has a coveted movie option from Brad Pitt’s Paramount shingle.

Paramount Pictures has acquired Paul Pope’s upcoming graphic novel “Battling Boy,” with Brad Pitt’s Plan B shingle to produce the adaptation.

Gritty tale centers on 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.


Plan B has also optioned BLACK HOLE and World War Z.

Comments

  1. michael says

    so, since the book isn’t even due till 2010, how in the hell do they expect to hire a writer for the movie, when they don’t even know what the book is about? O.o

  2. says

    Umm…
    that sounds awesome.
    Holy crap. Paul Pope and a little kid fighting monsters? Yes. That is a movie. That is a great movie. That is perhaps the greatest movie in history.
    Holy Hannah.
    sign me up.
    God bless you, Brad Pitt. Your work here is done.

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