Jason Mantzoukas just signed on to write a movie. According to Deadline, Mantzoukas is set to write an animated/live-action hybrid film called Battling Boy, an adaptation of Paul Pope’s 2013 graphic novel of the same name. Here’s an excerpt from the graphic novel’s official description:
Monsters roam through Arcopolis, swallowing children into the horrors of their shadowy underworld. Only one man is a match for them - the genius vigilante Haggard West. Unfortunately, Haggard West is dead. Arcopolis is desperate, but when its salvation comes in the form of a twelve-year-old demigod, nobody is more surprised than Battling Boy himself. IT’S TIME TO MEET AN ELECTRIFYING NEW HERO.
Patrick Osborne – an animator who has worked on Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, and Big Hero 6 – is onboard to make his feature directorial debut.