<i>Milk</i> Writer Sizes Up Matt Kindt's <i>3 Story</i> For Warner Bros.

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk will adapt Matt Kindt's 2009 graphic novel 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man for Warner Bros.

Heat Vision reports that Dustin Lance Black will write and direct the film, which will be produced by Dark Horse Entertainment's Mike Richardson.

The Dark Horse graphic novel is a modern fable that examines the sad life of Craig Pressgang, whose strange medical condition causes continuous growth, leading him to become isolated and unknowable. The story is told in three eras by three women -- his mother, wife and daughter -- following Craig's journey from birth to his eventual three-story height.

The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit describes the acquisition of 3 Story as "an eyebrow-raising move" by Warner Bros., "because the material is on the arty side and downbeat, too." However, the studio apparently liked Black's take, which will focus on the relationship between Craig and his daughter, and "soften" the ending.

Dark Horse also is developing R.I.P.D. and The Umbrella Academy at Universal and Damn Nation at Paramount.

The Eisner- and Harvey-nominated Kindt, whose works include Pistolwhip and Super Spy, will release his Vertigo graphic novel Revolver in July.

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