According to Deadline, Westbrook Studios, producer of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, will adapt the hit comics from the “Canto” series for theaters.
Released by publisher IDW as of 2019, the comics created by David M. Booher and Drew Zucker are described as a mix of “ The Wizard of Oz ” and “ Dante’s Inferno ”.
In the plot, the titular character is one of the inhabitants of a community of tin men, who have watches in place of their hearts.
However, Canto falls in love with a pewter woman whose watch is permanently damaged, so he leaves his homeland in search of a new “ heart ” for his beloved, but will have to face some hardships. deadly challenges to complete the task.
Still without a premiere date, the film will be written by Booher, who will also act as executive producer alongside Zucker.
Jon Moone, co-president and director of Westbrook, will be the producer of the project, which will be overseen by Ryan Shimazaki, creative director of the production company.
In a statement, Moone celebrated the acquisition of the corporate image rights by stating:
“David and Drew have created a world full of adventure, determination and hope. It reminds us of the importance of love and struggle for those we love. I can’t express how excited we are to work with this duo to share the magic of this inspiring little hero.
In response, Booher said:
“It’s rare to find a partner like the guys from Westbrook. Someone who shares our values, both creatively and personally … “Just like us, Jon and Ryan see” Singing “as a story of hope, and I’m excited to be working with them to adapt this story. . “
As of yet, further details have not been released, but updates are expected to be released as development on the adaptation begins.
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