We’ve got some huge new for you folks today! Like, news of EPIC proportion. Skybound and Universal Pictures are officially adapting Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan’s hit comic series BIRTHRIGHT as a feature length film! You heard us right! BIRTHRIGHT MOVIE!!
BIRTHRIGHT the comic dropped in 2014 and has been a huge part of the Skybound comics world ever since. We’ve followed Mikey and the Rhodes family on epic quests and through insane backdrops that we can’t wait to see on screen. If you haven’t caught up on the series, now’s a great time.
We don’t have too many more details just yet about the BIRTHRIGHT movie, but check out the full press release below and let us know what you’re most excited about. Who would you cast as Mikey? What parts of Terrenos are you stoked to see on screen? It’s gonna be crazy folks and we can’t wait to take the ride with you.
SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES ANNOUNCE THE FEATURE ADAPTATION OF SKYBOUND/IMAGE COMIC SERIES BIRTHRIGHT
CINCO PAUL and KEN DAURIO (DESPICABLE ME) ATTACHED TO ADAPT
Skybound Entertainment and Universal Pictures announced today that they will be developing the Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan created comic series Birthright as a feature.
Birthright follows the story of the Rhodes family who suffer the unthinkable when their young son Mikey disappears. The story follows the family as they discover just what happened to Mikey.
“Birthright has been a part of Skybound’s top-tier comic roster for almost three years now and we’re thrilled to expand upon its large, sweeping story. We’re so inspired by Cinco and Ken’s passion for Josh and Andrei’s brilliant comic, and couldn’t imagine better voices to bring heart and humor to this unique family adventure,” said Bryan Furst, Skybound co-president of film & TV.
“Birthright is a giant fantasy epic but at its core it’s a story about family, and I’m really excited that a creative team who values those same storytelling elements will be adapting Birthright,” said co-creator Joshua Williamson.
Williamson continued, “Andrei and I have put so much of ourselves into developing the Birthright comic and we know that Cinco, Ken and the entire Skybound team will do the same as they adapt it for the big screen. I’ve been a big fan of Universal ever since I was a kid, and I’ll lose it when I see the Universal logo in front of the Birthright movie!”
Birthright joins as the third feature attached to Skybound Entertainment’s first look deal with Universal. Previously announced projects include Robert Kirkman’s long-running comic series Invincible and the Skybound/Image comic series Kill the Minotaur. Skybound’s Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst are attached as producers as well as Jeb Brody (The Mummy, Fifty Shades of Grey).