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Andrew Adamson, who directed two of the Chronicles of Narnia movies, is attached to helm Breath of Bones, an adaptation of the acclaimed Dark Horse Entertainment comics miniseries.
The three-issue story, later collected into a hardback graphic novel, was written by Steve Niles, a known name in the horror comic field (he created 30 Days of Night), and Matt Santoro. Artist Dave Wachter received a 2012 Russ Manning Award nomination for his gorgeous work.
Bones is set during World War II and tells of a British plane that crashes into a Jewish village. The crash brings Nazi attention, forcing the villagers to defend themselves, with one rabbi and his grandson building a Golem creature and bringing him to monstrous life.
“Telling a story can be tough,” Niles said to Heat Vision. “It’s the one monster rooted in religion and mysticism, so I wanted to be respectful. I decided to tell it as a World War II fable. It’s a story of a grandfather teaching his grandson how to make a monster to defend his village against a Nazi invasion.”
Adamson said he was a fan of the book from the outset: “From the moment I saw the cover art, I knew this had the makings of a new classic.”
Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse are producing the adaptation with Adamson and his producing partner at Strange Weather Aron Warner. Jeff Fierson from Strange Weather will executive produce.
Adamson directed the first two Shrek features, as well as the first two Narnia movies: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian. He also directed the war drama Mr. Pip, and last helmed the Cirque du Soleil feature, Worlds Away.
He is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content and Nelson Davis.
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