Screenwriter Max Landis is adapting his historical fantasy comic mini-series Green Valley into a film, per Film Buff Online. He is writing the screenplay based on his own comic.
Landis is often considered the “bad boy” of screenwriting, due to his very opinionated twitter feed and open criticism of studios that mangle his scripts. He is most well known for writing Chronicle and American Ultra, though he also created the TV series Dick Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, wrote David Ayer’s next movie Bright, starring Will Smith, and is developing a remake of An American Werewolf in London.
Max Landis is also a bit of Hollywood royalty, son to John Landis, who directed the original American Werewolf in London, as well as Animal House, The Blues Brothers, and Trading Places. His mother is Deborah Nadoolman, known, among other things, for creating Indiana Jones’ iconic costume alongside Stephen Spielberg.
Landis also has a background in comics past Green Valley. One such work is American Alien, a deconstruction of Superman’s origin that Landis wrote for DC.
Green Valley takes place in a mythical past where four disgraced knights seeking redemption discover that the world is a more mysterious place than previously known, full of dinosaurs and other oddities. There were nine parts to the series, with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cliff Rathburn. The book is published by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, which is known for adapting original comic properties for film and television, in addition to simply publishing the comics.
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SOURCE: Film Buff Online