Zoe Saldana, Madison Wolfe added to “I Kill Giants” film adaptation
It was confirmed today that Zoe Saldana and Madison Wolfe will be joining the live-action film adaptation of “I Kill Giants,” which will be directed by Academy Award winner Anders Walter.
This will be Walter’s feature length directorial debut, the film is an adaptation of Joe Kelly’s critically acclaimed graphic novel about a young misfit girl battling both real and imagined monsters in her life. Chris Columbus is producing through his 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue Entertainment, along with Treehouse, Man of Action Entertainment and XYZ Films.
Fans should be happy to know that Kelly, who wrote the graphic novel, also wrote the screenplay adaptation for. the film
Treehouse Pictures’ producing credits include All is Lost, Arbitrage, the romantic comedy That Awkward Moment and most recently Mediterranea, which is currently in post-production and which Treehouse financed and produced along with Chris and Eleanor Columbus’ Maiden Voyage Pictures.
Saldana seems like a perfect fit for a graphic-novel adaptation, coming off her starring role as Gamora in Marvel-Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Fans might also recognize her from the NBC’s mini-series “Rosemary’s Baby”, “Avatar” and the new “Star Trek” films.
Kelly is a partner in Man of Action Entertainment, creators of the team and characters in Academy Award winner Big Hero 6, and creators of the worldwide action franchise Ben 10.
Director Walter is best known for writing and directing the 2014 Academy Award winning live action short Helium, this will be his first major jump to the feature box-office. Though it looks like all of the pieces are in place to make I Kill Giants a perfect film to head into that field.
I Kill Giants, illustrated by J.M. Ken Niimura, Kelly’s co-creator, won a Gaiman Award in 2013 (an overseas manga award selected by readers); the International Manga Award in 2012; was named to the “Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens” in 2010 by the Young Adult Library Services Association; as well as “Best Indy Book of 2008” by IGN and was an Eisner Award finalist.