Lionsgate Is Developing a Film Based on THE MONOLITH Graphic Novel
Lionsgate has announced that they will be developing a big screen adaptation of the graphic novel series The Monolith. The series was created by Justin Grey and Jimmy Palmiotti.
The film is being directed by Dave Wilson, who is the creative director of Blur Studios, which is headed up by Deadpool director Tim Miller. He has worked on developing visual effects for a bunch of video games and trailers for properties like Mass Effect 2, The Division, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He was also a part of developing some of the effects for Avengers: Age of Ultron. This will make Wilson’s feature directorial debut, and it will come from a script written by Barnett Brettler.
In The Monolith, we are introduced to Alice Cohen, a down-and-out ex-junkie who inherits a house in Brooklyn from her deceased grandmother. Alice discovers her diary and begins to read the tale of a lost love and revenge that begins in the factories of New York during the depression and shows the creation of a monster bent on revenge for the slaying of a good honest man.
THR says that the film version of the story will be a “contemporary retelling of the classic Golem legend, which centers on an artificial creature created by magic.” I’m definitely intrigued by the concept.
I don’t really know what to expect from this film, mostly because Wilson has never really directed anything before. I guess one thing it seems like we can expect from Wilson is great looking visual effects. Hopefully, the script is good and Wilson knows how to tell a good story.