Brad Pitt's Plan B Productions and New Regency have acquired rights to the new comic book Wytches, which just debuted at New York Comic Con, for a feature adaptation.
The story, created by Eisner-winning writer Scott Snyder and illustrated by Jock, follows Charles Rooks, a father who moves his family to a nearby town, to help his teenager daughter Sailor recover from a traumatic bullying incident in the woods. Sailor is still traumatized by the event, and as she begins to see familiar, shadowed figures, Charles realizes that a terrifying mythical presence is haunting her from the woods that surround neighboring towns.
Scott Snyder and Jock will serve as executive producers on the adaptation, alongside Plan B's Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. The production company has yet to attach a screenwriter or director to adapt the comic book at this time.
Wytches is just the latest genre project that Plan B is developing with New Regency, after collaborating on Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave. They are also producing an adaptation of Charles Burns' graphic novel Black Hole, which has Garth Davis attached to direct, and the thriller 3 Videotapes, currently being written by Ian McCulloch.