Kaiju Score, the forthcoming comic from writer James Patrick and artist Rem Broo, has had its film rights acquired by Sony Pictures prior to the first issue release in November.
The book, which is being published by AfterShock Comics, is a heist story…in which the heist has to be executed underneath the nose of a kaiju, and it’s being billed as “what happens when a Quentin Tarantino film takes place smack in the middle of a Godzilla movie.”
In a press release Tuesday, AfterShock announced that the rights were acquired in a competitive situation. Other info about the deal includes a note that Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch are slated to produce the film, working with Tony Shaw, who brought it to Sony. Other producers include AfterShock’s Lee Kramer and Jon Kramer. Overseeing the project for Sony Pictures will be Jiao Chen, with the press release noting that Drew Reed and Jake Bauman were instrumental in the deal, as was Rive Gauche Television with Steve Burkow of Ziffren, Brittenham, who negotiated on behalf of AfterShock.
Kaiju Score #1 is due out November 25, and this marks the first time that an AfterShock property has been optioned for film prior to first issue publication.
You can find the solicit information for the comic, as well as a selection of preview pages, below…enjoy!
THE KAIJU SCORE / $4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 11.25.2020
Writer: James Patrick
Artist and Colorist: Rem Broo
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Rem Broo
It’s the most dangerous heist ever attempted. Four desperate criminals are going all in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around. The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one thousand-ton kaiju. And a giant monster might just be the least of their problems.
Brought to you by the James Patrick (Grimm Fairy Tales, Death Comes to Dillinger, The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb) and Rem Broo (The End Times of Bram and Ben, Terminal Protocol) THE KAIJU SCORE is what happens when a Quentin Tarantino film takes place smack in the middle of a Godzilla movie.