Will Eisner's Graphic Novel A CONTRACT WITH GOD is Getting a Film Adaptation

Will Eisner's classic graphic novel A Contract With God is going to be adapted into a live-action feature film by writer/producer Darren Dean. Dean hasn't really done much, but this graphic novel he is about to adapt better be done right. The comic is a collection of short stories that shows you just how great of a storyteller Eisner was. 

The screenplay for the film is being written by four different screenwriters. Each screenwriter will take one of the short stories from the novel and adapt it. These screenwriters include Alex Rivera (Sleep DealerTze Chun, (Children of InventionBarry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) and Sean Baker (Prince of Broadway). Darren Dean will also take a crack at one of the stories, he also co-wrote Price of Broadway.

It should be really interesting to see how this graphic novel translates to the big screen.

Heres a little synopsis of what A Contract with God is about:

The work consists of four short stories — “A Contract With God”, “The Super”, “The Street Singer”, and “Cookalein” — all set in a Bronx tenement in the 1930s, with the last story (”Cookalein”) also taking place at a summer getaway for Jews. The stories are semi-autobiographical, with Eisner drawing heavily on his own childhood experiences as well as those of his contemporaries. Utilizing his talents for expressive lettering and cartoonish figures, he links the narratives by the common setting and the common theme of immigrant and first-generation experiences, across cultures.

What do you think about this graphic novel being adapted for the big screen?


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