Are you ready to slay monsters? If not, Chris Columbus will try to sway your opinion.
/Film reported that Columbus is attached to adapt I Kill Giants, based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Niimura. Oscar winner Anders Walter is directing, and Treehouse Pictures will finance.
Originally published as a limited series between 2008 and 2009, I Kill Giants centers around a young outsider named Barbara Thorson. Her inability to fit in makes her life difficult, and she copes by escaping into a fantasy in which giants are real and it’s her job to stop them.
Walter is known for his 2013 film Helium, which won Best Live-Action Short at the 2014 Academy Awards. According to the site, Kelly will write the script as well as produce. He is part of the Man of Action Entertainment writers collective that also includes Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle.
The group specializes in comic books and animated shows. Their notable works are Ben 10, Generator Rex, and Big Hero 6.
Columbus next project is directing the Adam Sandler film, Pixels, which also stars Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Kevin James as the President.