THR describes the acquisition process as a "competitive situation." Written and drawn by McCloud, "The Sculptor," released earlier this month by First Second Books, tells the story of David Smith, who following a deal with Death only has 200 days to live -- but in that time, he can sculpt anything he imagines. The book is McCloud's first major work of fiction in years, following his revered non-fiction books "Understanding Comics," "Reinventing Comics" and "Making Comics."
Rudin's past production credits include "The Truman Show," "Wonder Boys" and multiple Wes Anderson-directed films. Josh Bratman, who worked on the 2011's adaptation of Korean comic "Priest," will also produce.
CBR TV's Jonah Weiland spoke with McCloud last year about the book and returning to comics after six years. Watch the full interview below.