SDCC: Moreci's "Roche Limit" Optioned for Movie

Heavy Metal has optioned the movie rights to the Image Comics series "Roche Limit," fast-tracking the sci-fi story's development process.

The comic, created by Michael Moreci, was released as a five-issue miniseries in 2014; a follow up miniseries is currently being published, with plans for a third and final series to follow. The option, which will adapt the first mini's story, is the second one for Moreci at Heavy Metal, with his co-creation, the Heavy Metal published "Hoax Hunters," already in development with the media company.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeff Krelitz, David Boxenbaum and Heavy Metal president Brian Witten are co-developing and producing the movie, which is being written by "Leatherface" writer Seth Sherwood.

"It's such a unique book and it needs that particular vision," Moreci told THR. "To have people that really get it, I think it makes a difference."

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