Robert Kirkman‘s Skybound Entertainment will always be known for ‘The Walking Dead,’ but the creator turned producer now has his sites set on another Image Comics property in ‘Birthright.’ To bring this comic by Joshua Williamson and Andrei to the big screen, Kirkman has teamed up with the writers behind ‘Despicable Me’: Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. As Skybound currently has a first-look deal with Universal, the studio has already shown interest in adapting the comic, and this will be the third feature film which Skybound has pushed forward. On the production end of the team will be Kirkman and “the company’s David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst.” Also set to produce is Jeb Brody (‘The Mummy,’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’)
The comic was penned by Williamson and drawn by Bressan for Image Comics. The pair created a world where we follow the Rhodes family. Their youngest son has gone missing while playing outside and a year has passed. Out of nowhere, a grown man shows up who not only claims to be their son but that he was transported to another world. The entire family is soon swept up in “a fantastical quest to discover what really happened to their son.”
The comic was initially released in 2014 and is still an ongoing series today. The 30th issue is set for release in February of 2018. The book brings the family to a rich and detailed fantasy world with plenty of twists along the way. This could easily become a trilogy with the work that is already out, so I’m curious if this is being pitched as a single movie or something even more.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter