Constantin Film and Prime Universe Films are adapting Vault Comic’s best-selling and acclaimed epic feminist comic book series “Heathen,” into a major motion picture, the company announced today.
Kerry Williamson set to write. Williamson previously penned the Tyler Perry-starring “Alex Cross” and most recently the Netflix film “What Happened to Monday.” She is also currently working on an adaptation of the fantasy series “Sandman Slim” for director Chad Stahelski and Studio 8.
Written and drawn by Natasha Alterici, “Heathen” centers on Aydis, a young female viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed “heathen”. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.
The comic’s first trade paperback sold out in one week and has returned for a second printing; the second trade paperback will release in July. The book was recently selected by Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) to be included in its 2018 “Great Graphic Novels For Teens” list.
Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer will produce with Adrian Askarieh whose Prime Universe Films is currently in a two-year First Look with Constantin. F.J. DeSanto will also produce. Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz will Executive Produce along with Vault’s CEO & Publisher, Damian Wassel. Kulzer and Margo Klewans will oversee on behalf of Constantin.
Constantin Film was repped in the deal by EVP of Business Affairs, Nick Hanks. Vault and Desanto were repped by Industry Entertainment, and Weintraub Tobin.
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