Navigation Menu+

Skybound/Image Series “Birthright” Heading to Film

Posted on Jan 29, 2018 by in The Screen | 0 comments

Skybound/Image Series "Birthright" Heading to Film The Image comics series “Birthright” is heading to the big screen, Skybound Entertainment announced today.

Skybound Co-President Bryan Furst commented on the news in the press release, below; “Birthright has been a part of Skybound’s top-tier comic roster for almost three years now and we’re thrilled to expand upon its large, sweeping story. We’re so inspired by Cinco and Ken’s passion for Josh and Andrei’s brilliant comic, and couldn’t imagine better voices to bring heart and humor to this unique family adventure,”

The 29-issue series began in 2014. It was written by Josh Williamson with art by Andrei Bressan. Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio will be adapting the comic book series and writing the script.

Writer and co-creator Josh Williamson also chimed in; “Birthright is a giant fantasy epic but at its core it’s a story about family, and I’m really excited that a creative team who values those same storytelling elements will be adapting Birthright,”

 

SKYBOUND PRESS RELEASE:

SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES ANNOUNCE THE FEATURE ADAPTATION OF SKYBOUND/IMAGE COMIC SERIES BIRTHRIGHT

CINCO PAUL and KEN DAURIO (DESPICABLE ME) ATTACHED TO ADAPT

Skybound Entertainment and Universal Pictures announced today that they will be developing the Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan created comic series Birthright as a feature.

Birthright follows the story of the Rhodes family who suffer the unthinkable when their young son Mikey disappears. The story follows the family as they discover just what happened to Mikey.

Birthright has been a part of Skybound’s top-tier comic roster for almost three years now and we’re thrilled to expand upon its large, sweeping story. We’re so inspired by Cinco and Ken’s passion for Josh and Andrei’s brilliant comic, and couldn’t imagine better voices to bring heart and humor to this unique family adventure,” said Bryan Furst, Skybound co-president of film & TV.

“Birthright is a giant fantasy epic but at its core it’s a story about family, and I’m really excited that a creative team who values those same storytelling elements will be adapting Birthright,” said co-creator Joshua Williamson.

Williamson continued, “Andrei and I have put so much of ourselves into developing the Birthright comic and we know that Cinco, Ken and the entire Skybound team will do the same as they adapt it for the big screen. I’ve been a big fan of Universal ever since I was a kid, and I’ll lose it when I see the Universal logo in front of the Birthright movie!”

Birthright joins as the third feature attached to Skybound Entertainment’s first look deal with Universal. Previously announced projects include Robert Kirkman’s long-running comic series Invincible and the Skybound/Image comic series Kill the Minotaur. Skybound’s Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst are attached as producers as well as Jeb Brody (The MummyFifty Shades of Grey).

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This