Hammer of the Gods: In a pre-emptive bid, Regency Enterprises is in negotiations to pick up feature film rights to the graphic novel Hammer of the Gods, with veteran writing duo Peter Wortmann and Bob Conte attached to script in a deal worth mid- against high-six figures says The Hollywood Reporter.

David Engel and David Alpert at Circle of Confusion will produce the project, which Regency hopes to bring to the big screen as a summer tentpole, sources said.

It's described as a fantasy project similar to The Lord of the Rings but adding in Norse mythology with a contemporary twist. The story follows a 21-year-old man who one day learns that he is fated to save another world -- the Norse world. If he fails, that world will fail, and evil will bleed into the present day.

Brian B.