On Friday, we posted an exclusive story about an exciting new deal that was in the works with Fox on the beautiful and epic illustrated novel, FALL OF GODS. Now, we can confirm that this deal has solidified (so basically, you can just re-read our old article and change “might/may” to “will/did/are”).
Fox has picked up the rights to the project, and Brooklyn Weaver, Joe Hartwick Jr. and Steve Tzirlin will be producing. One tidbit of news, thanks to our friends at The Hollywood Reporter, is that Wes Ball is now attached to direct. Fox is a huge fan of Ball after his box-office smash adaptation of The Maze Runner, the sequel of which is opening on September 8th.
My best summation of the project is Thor meets A History of Violence, but Rasmus Berggreen, the project leader for Fall Of Gods, describes the plot behind this epic Norse myth much better:
“The gods have long ago vanished. In their place, two rivaling races now inhabit Midgard; humans and jotnar. Fifteen years ago, a coalition of chieftains drove the jotnar race from Midgard. Now, from each side of the border, humans and jotnar eye each other with hatred and suspicion. When his wife, the estranged daughter of one of Midgard’s most powerful chieftains, is mysteriously kidnapped, a retired warrior takes up the hatchet and sets out to rescue her. But he risks unleashing the wild demon buried deep within him and losing his soul in the process. His journey will bring him into conflict with terrible forces as a cynical plot is revealed and the dark mythological past of the North begins to awaken once more.”
Ball is repped by APA and Gotham/Principal.
Lance Boyle | Staff Writer