Robert Kirkman is Producing a Film Adaptation of the Fantasy Comic Series BIRTHRIGHT
Universal Pictures is set to produce a feature film adaptation of Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan’s fantasy comic book series, Birthright. The creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman is set to produce the film and they've hired Despicable Me writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio to write the script of the film. This is a brief description of the comic:
For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could have occurred…but it couldn’t prepare them for what happened when he returned.
Here's a more detailed description of the story thanks to Adventures in Poor Taste:
One day while playing ball with his dad, a young boy named Mikey disappeared in the woods. Nothing could be found of him and the family became fractured as a result: The father, Aaron, became suspected of killing his son and fell into a deep depression. The mother, Wendy, began to believe it and divorced Aaron. Finally, their remaining son, Brennen, was just caught up in the middle.
A year later the family is called in to speak with the FBI. The lead agent on the case has found a new lead: a suspect who looks like he stepped out a fantasy novel (and acts just like a character from one as well) has been brought in for questioning. All evidence, despite how crazy it seems, point to this mysterious man having their long lost son in captivity. But what happened to Mikey while he was gone? What world did he enter; what did he learn there; and most importantly, what did he bring back with him?
This is actually a really cool premise that could seriously make for a great film! When talking about the project, Williamson had this to say in a statement:
“Birthright is a giant fantasy epic but at its core it’s a story about family, and I’m really excited that a creative team who values those same storytelling elements will be adapting Birthright. Andrei and I have put so much of ourselves into developing the Birthright comic and we know that Cinco, Ken, and the entire Skybound team will do the same as they adapt it for the big screen. I’ve been a big fan of Universal ever since I was a kid, and I’ll lose it when I see the Universal logo in front of the Birthright movie.”
It'll be interesting to see who they bring on to direct the film and how the story will be brought to life. There's no doubt it will be filled with some crazy cool visuals.
Source: Bleeding Cool