Warner Bros. has acquired the movie rights to a Dark Horse Comics graphic novel by Matt Kindt called 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man. The studio has hired screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning writer of Milk to not only write the film, but direct it as well. Black is a pretty busy guy right now. He also wrote and directed a film called What's Wrong With Virginia, as well as the script for Clint Eastwood's next project Hoover, based on the famous head of the FBI. He most recently wrote and produced episodes of HBO's Big Love.
The graphic novel is a modern fable, exploring the life of a giant man, Craig Pressgang, whose strange medical condition causes continuous growth. The tale is told from the point of view of three women -- his mother, wife and daughter -- and follows Craig's journey from birth to his eventual three-story height. It also serves as an exploration of loneliness and love's changing nature.
This could end up being a nice little film. Here is the official comic book description:
What would it be like to stand head and shoulders above everyone else - and to keep growing? Unable to interact with a fragile world that isn't built to withstand your size? To live in a house that doesn't fit you anymore - with a wife who doesn't either? Craig Pressgang's life is well documented in his official CIA biography, "Giant Man: Pillar of America," but the heroic picture it paints is only half the story. The continuous growth caused by Craig's strange medical condition brings a variety of problems as he becomes more isolated and unknowable. Told in three eras by three women with unique relationships with Craig, 3 Story follows his sad life from his birth to the present. Harvey Award winner Matt Kindt (Super Spy, Pistolwhip) brings his innovative design and storytelling sensibility to this poignant look at what it really means to be different, alienated from the rest of the world.
What do you all think about this project being adapted for the big screen?