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"Watchmen" Writer to Adapt "Battling Boy" Comic

Posted: April 13th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Watchmen" Writer to Adapt "Battling Boy" ComicSubmit Comment
Brad Pitt's production company picked up rights to the forthcoming graphic novel "Battling Boy" written and illustrated by Paul Pope in November. Alex Tse has been hired to tackle the adaptation.

The story line follows the son of a god who comes down from the top of a mountain at his father's urging to rid the giant, continent-sized city of Monstropolis of a plague of beasts. First Second Books will publish the comic in the spring.

Tse co-wrote the recent adaptation of "Watchmen," which Paramount distributed internationally. The film has grossed $177 million worldwide. He also has two projects at Warner Bros. -- a live-action adaptation of "Ninja Scroll" and "The Illustrated Man," an adaptation of Ray Bradbury stories, in development for director Zach Snyder. Tse is also working on the screenplay for "Frankie Machine," which Michael Mann will direct.

Source: THR


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manichispanic writes:
on April 13th, 2009 at 9:56:38 AM

excited about the illustrated man. i read it when i was a kid, and its stuck with me since.

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