Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has come on board the Viking fantasy-adventure Heathen for Constantin Film and Prime Universe Films.
Hardwicke will direct from a script by Kerry Williamson, based on Vault Comics‘ series by Natasha Alterici. She will also executive produce.
The stories center on the warrior Aydis, an outcast gay woman born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women. She is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin. The book was selected by the Young Adult Library Service Association to be included in its 2018 “Great Graphic Novels For Teens” list.
Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer and Margo Klewans, Prime Universe Film’s Adrian Askarieh are producing along with F.J. DeSanto. Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz and Vault CEO Damian Wassel will executive produce.
Vault Comics has announced that their hit comic series, Heathen, is being developed into a feature film by Constantin Film AG.
A critically-acclaimed comic book series created by Natasha Alterici, Heathen was recently selected by Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) to be included in its 2018 Great Graphic Novels For Teens list.
Heathen follows Aydis, a viking, warrior, outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is a rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild and battler of demons and fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.
The Heathen film script will be written by Kerry Williamson, whose credits include Alex Cross, Netflix’s What Happened to Monday and who’s adapting the fantasy series Sandman Slim for director Chad Stahelski and Studio 8. The film will be produced by Constantin’s Robert Kulzer with Adrian Askarieh who’s Prime Universe Films is in a two-year first look with Constantin. Askarieh’s last film was 20th Century Fox’s Hitman: Ageng 47. F.J. DeSanto will produce. DeSanto was a producer on The Spirit and recently co-wrote and Executive Produced the Transformers anime for Machinima and Hasbro. Damian Wassel, Vault’s CEO & Publisher, will Executive Produce, and Tim Daniel, Vault’s VP of Branding, will Co-Produce, and Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz will be executive producer.
Constantin Film and Dark Horse Entertainment are joining forces to bring Polar to the big screen. Based on the popular Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Polar: Came from the Cold by Victor Santos, Constantin Film has pre-emptively purchased the spec, Polar written by Jayson Rothwell.
The adrenaline-pumping action-thriller tells the story of Black Kaiser, a master assassin forced out of retirement when he finds himself the target of a motley crew of new generation hitmen. But Kaiser’s gun-blazing and bloody universe is at odds with the doting and protective relationship he has with the child of one of his former marks. Faced with the ultimate battle for survival, Kaiser must choose between saving his life and saving his soul.
Constantin Film and Dark Horse Entertainment are currently out to directors with the aim of shooting Polar in the spring of 2015. Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer will be producing along with Jeremy Bolt as well as Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg. Rothwell is also writing an Untitled Heist Thriller for Thunder Road. He is repped by WME.