Skybound Entertainment, founded by the creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, has decided to adapt another comic strip for the big screens. Together with Universal Pictures, they are developing the adaptation of the graphic novel Kill the Minotaur by Christian Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto. The portal Deadline writes about this.|
The original is a modern fantasy tale based on the famous ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Athens lost the war to Crete, and is now obliged to pay tribute to King Minos. They sacrifice their best inhabitants, sending them into a terrible labyrinth. Some believe that only Theseus is able to end the bloody terror, but for this he needs to enter the labyrinth and defeat the Minotaur - a monster that feeds on human victims.
The upcoming film will be scripted by the comic's authors and produced by Kirkman and his Skybound colleagues Brian and Sean Fursty (Digital Radio) and David Elpert (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency). It is noteworthy that Cantamessa and Pasetto have already worked with the company - on the painting "Air".
"Christian and Chris have managed to turn one of the oldest horror stories into a gripping sci-fi thriller, and we are delighted to be able to turn this ingenious comic strip into the awesome movie it deserves."in a joint statement by Skybound representatives. The authors themselves admit that while creating a graphic novel they wanted to interpret the classic myth so that readers would perceive it as a blockbuster.
The Topic of Article: Robert Kirkman will go to the Minotaur maze.