With Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim bringing big monsters to the big screen, it only goes to follow that something Enormous should be next. The title of an Image Comics property penned by Tim Daniel and drawn by Mehdi Chaggour, Enormous is the next comic set to be adapted for a feature film. Producer Adrian Askarieh (Hitman) is on board along with Norwegian director, Andre Ovredal (Trollhunter). Released earlier this year, Enormous tracks events after an ecological disaster creates massive beasts that destroy civilization and drop humans a few notches down the food chain. The central story focuses on a woman who attempts to rescue lost children in the wake of the apocalyptic events. Hit the jump for more on Enormous.
Heat Vision brought the adaptation of Enormous to our attention. The property is moving to a new publisher, 21 Ink Publishing, which is expected to announce an 18-book release, starting in 2013, at the upcoming New York Comic-Con. Askarieh and Ovredal are extending beyond a simple theatrical release to include a high-end digital web series along with a television show, all in an attempt to tell the story of surviving these events from multiple perspectives of humans around the world. The duo seek to create something tonally in line with Cloverfield and The Walking Dead, focusing on developing strong characters with the rampaging monsters being relegated to the background. Ambitious. And I’d love to see it succeed. Anyone who’s seen Ovredal’s Trollhunter knows that the director has the technical know-how to bring these creations to life on a small budget, lest they go the way of Terra Nova.
Here’s the synopsis for Enormous from Image Comics:
In the midst of a planetary battle for food and fuel, a vast ecological cataclysm spawns THE ENORMOUS, massive beasts unlike anything ever witnessed. Humankind struggles to stave off extinction and the only law is to hunt or be hunted. It’s an epic action adventure featuring the survival of the biggest!