Sunday, September 12, 2010

OBLIVION: film adaptation of illustrated novel snagged by Disney

Disney is going post-apocalyptic by securing the rights for a film adaptation on Oblivion, an illustrated novel from Radical Publishing. OBLIVION is set to be released in Summer 2011 (containing prose and painted illustrations) and will have worldwide distribution through Random House.

From the press release:

Radical Publishing is proud to announce that Disney has acquired the film adaptation of OBLIVION, based on Radical Publishing’s illustrated novel created by Tron: Legacy director, Joseph Kosinski, written by Rex Mundi  creator, Arvid Nelson, and with illustrations by AndrĂ©e Wallin. OBLIVION will be directed by Joseph Kosinki and will be produced by Radical’s President and Publisher, Barry Levine, and Kosinski. Radical Studios’ Executive Vice President Jesse Berger is signed on as Executive Producer. Kosinki is repped by Verve and Anonymous Content while Radical is repped by CAA and David Schiff.

In a future where the Earth’s surface has been irradiated beyond recognition, the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when surface drone repairman Jak discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows.

Monahan's credits include Kingdom oh Heaven, Body of Lies, and Edge of Darkness.

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