Alex Tse will take on the adaptation of Battling Boy for Plan B and Paramount Pictures. He recently co-wrote the adaptation of Watchmen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt's production company picked up rights to the forthcoming graphic novel written and illustrated by Paul Pope in November. The story line follows the son of a god who comes down from the top of a mountain at his father's urging to rid the giant, continent-sized city of Monstropolis of a plague of beasts.
First Second Books will publish the comic in the spring.
No production date has been set.