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.