As soon as we saw the proofs of KILL THE MINOTAUR #1, we knew it was going to be a huge hit! Christian Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto’s take on the greek myth of the Labyrinth came out strong with Lukas Ketner’s art driving it home. The first issue sold out within days and was immediately rushed back to print. Today, we’re excited to announce that KILL THE MINOTAUR is being developed as a feature film from Skybound Entertainment and Universal Picture! Things are still in the early phases here but you can read the official press release below and check back here for more info soon.
KILL THE MINOTAUR by the awesome team of Christian Cantamessa, Chris Pasetto, Lukas Ketner, Jean-Francois Beaulieu & Clem Robins is currently on issue #4. The first trade volume comes out in January!
SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES ANNOUNCE THE FEATURE ADAPTATION OF SKYBOUND/IMAGE COMIC SERIES KILL THE MINOTAUR
The comic series was released this past June and features the incredible artwork of Lukas Ketner and Jean-Francois Beaulieu. Kill the Minotaur is a modern and fantastical take on the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Theseus must enter King Minos’s bizarre Labyrinth and defeat the Minotaur, a creature which feeds on human sacrifices, before the monster can escape its prison to threaten the world.
Cantamessa and Pasetto, who previously worked with Skybound on the film, AIR, are attached to write the feature adaptation of the comic series.
“Christian and Chris have ingeniously taken one of the most ancient of horror stories and spun it into a vital sci-fi thriller. We’re excited to work with them on translating this great comic into the electrifying movie it deserves to be,” said Skybound Entertainment CEO David Alpert and co-presidents of TV & film Sean and Bryan Furst in a joint statement.
“When we created the comic we wanted to put our own spin on a classic Greek myth, incorporating strong relatable characters and spectacular scenes so it would read like a blockbuster movie,” said Chris Pasetto and Christian Cantamessa. “It’s a dream come true that we can now make this story come alive on the big screen.”
The feature is part of Skybound Entertainment’s first look deal with Universal and will tout Skybound’s Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst as producers.
About Skybound Entertainment:
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company that houses projects ranging from television, film, digital content, comics, interactive gaming, and live events.
Skybound Entertainment is responsible for such television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Outcast. Moving into the digital content space, Skybound produced the first-ever narrative VR series, Gone, for Samsung’s Milk VR platform and in 2017 will produce VR horror series Lies Within, which is the first project out of Skybound’s partnership with interactive theatrical company Delusion. Skybound recently announced the film adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s second-longest running comic series Invincible, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg attached to direct, write, and produce the movie for Universal.
Additional newly announced Skybound projects include Five Year, Mastermind and Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics.