Lionsgate has begun developing a movie adaptation of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti’s graphic novel “The Monolith.” Dave Wilson (creative director of “Deadpool”) is attached to direct, and Erwin Stoff (“The Matrix”, “I Am Legend”) is producing. Barnett Brettler, who’s mainly produced spec scripts, will be writing the script.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will also mark Wilson’s directorial debut. But the “Deadpool” creative director has plenty of video games and trailers on his resume, including work on “Mass Effect 2,” “Star Wars: The Old Republic” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
The mini-series by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti is a modern version of the golem legend, which is about a creature brought to life by magic to avenge a man’s death. The series featured art from Phil Winslade, Tomm Coker and Peter Snejbjerg. Published for twelve issues in 2004 through 2005 by DC, “The Monolith” told the story of a recovering drug addict and social worker who inherits her grandmother’s house and finds a diary from the 1930s. She discovers the monstrous title creature was created to avenge a man’s death, and ended up running amok in Depression-era New York.
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