Paramount Pictures has picked up Paul Pope's upcoming graphic novel Battling Boy, with Brad Pitt's Plan B set to produce the adaptation.

According to Variety, the gritty tale centers on the son of a god or superhero who comes down from the top of a mountain at his father's behest in order to rid a giant city of monsters.

The book will be published in spring 2010 by First Second Books.

Studio is looking to attach a writer to adapt Battling Boy.