[Movies] Interactive Comic Anomaly Getting Feature Film
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.13.2013
Relativity taking on the project...
Relativity Media have announced that they have acquired the rights to finance, produce and distribute a film based on the interactive comic book Anomaly. The company announced via press release that they have brought on Ed Ricourt (Now You See Me) to write the script based on the book from Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberlin of Witchblade fame.
Relativity president of production Robbie Brenner said in the announcement, "The comic book Anomaly is a groundbreaking concept that bridges the gap between 2-D and 3-D using multi-media components. Relativity is thrilled to develop and produce Skip and Brian's first-of-its-kind idea for film."
Haberlin added, "We designed 'Anomaly' to be as much of a cinematic experience as possible, using cutting-edge technology to create a dimension of interactivity that's never been done before, and the response from comics fans has been fantastic. Skip and I are excited to partner with Relativity, Joe Roth and Edward Ricourt to extend that vision to the big screen."
Anomaly is set in in Earth's distant future and focuses on Jon, a disgraced Conglomerate Enforcer who is given a last precious chance for redemption by leading a rag tag group of explorers on a first contact mission to a newly discovered planet. The mission turns out to be a deadly trap. Marooned and with all their technology destroyed, the crew must rely solely on their wits to navigate the treacherous planet and earn the trust of the hostile, incredibly diverse, warring alien races if they want to have any chance to survive and get back to Earth.