Variety reports that Vanguard Films picked up the screen rights to Circus Galacticus and The Oz Wars. These are two graphic novels that John H. Williams, president of Vanguard, bought at Comic-Con.

Circus Galacticus follows a futuristic circus that contains "mythic creatures, fantasy aerialists and heroic guerrilla fighters." This world is ruled by tyrants who've taken over Earth and have instituted the circus as the only possible form of entertainment. Michael Walker wrote this graphic novel.

The Oz Wars is an actioner that takes place in in the Emerald City. It is here that a war is being undertaken by Witches against resistance fighters who are led by a Wizard. "Dorothy Gale" wrote this storyline.

"Both have huge spectacle, a clearly defined sci-fi genre PG-13 audience, and powerful themes of liberation and independence," stated Williams. "They'll make great graphic novels and have film franchise potential as well."

Evan Jacobs