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Sony picks up rights to Scott McCloud graphic novel The Sculptor

02.18.2015

The Sculptor Scott McCloud

THR has learned Sony has won the bidding war for the movie rights to The Sculptor, a new graphic novel from Scott McCloud. Although best known as a comics theorists and for his books like Understanding Comics, McCloud also wrote the limited series Superman: Strength, as well as 12 issues of DC's Superman Adventures comics. Scott Rudin (STEVE JOBS) and Josh Bratman (FRIGHT NIGHT) are attached to the planned film as producers.

The Sculptor is Scott McCloud's first fiction work in over twenty years, and it was only just released earlier this month.

Synopsis for the graphic novel from Amazon:

David Smith is giving his life for his art—literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn't making it any easier! 

The Sculptor has an interesting premise, and I wonder who Sony might be eyeing in to direct the project. Who would you like to see behind the camera for a movie version of the graphic novel?

The Sculptor Scott McCloud

Source: THR

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