Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kaiju Comic Enormous to be a Web Series

 "Films like Trollhunter, Cloverfield, The Host, Monsters, and The Mist had a huge influence on Enormous..." --Tim Daniel, Author of Enormous

Last month we announced the Director of Troll Hunter is Involved in Adapting Enormous Comic. Mark Julian from announced the project is moving forward.

Last year, it was announced that director Andre Ovredal (Troll Hunter) and producer Adrian Askarieh were gearing up to make a franchise out of the Enormous, the comic book from Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour. Those plans included a web series, tv show and feature film. A year later, it appears that the first leg of those ambitious plans is kicking off as Variety reports that Machinima is moving forward with plans to make a web series from the comic. Enormous follows a futuristic setting where humanity is poised on the brink of extinction in the wake of gigantic monsters produced from a vast ecological cataclysm. That premise brings to mind another Image comic book series, The Walking Dead but this time, it's giant monsters instead of zombies. BenDavid Grabinski (Cost of Living) will direct the pilot from a script he wrote with Ovredal. Casting is underway and December is the target date for cameras to begin rolling.
An excerpt from the Variety article Mark Julian references is below.
 After scoring with live action web series based on the “Halo” and “Mortal Kombat” video game franchises, Machinima is turning to comicbooks for new programming.

The online entertainment player, whose audience is made up mostly of young males age 18-35, has paired  with producer Adrian Askarieh to produce a 10-minute pilot based on “Enormous,” a graphic novel that revolves around a cataclysmic ecological event that creates massive beasts that overrun human civilization and puts mankind at the bottom of the food chain.

Askarieh’s Prime Universe Productions will produce the pilot for Machinima before turning it into a full-fledged series that can play on various digital platforms the company appears on, including the new Xbox One.

Below is a cool ad for the Enormous Comic Book 

And if you are unfamiliar with the Trollhunter reference enjoy the clip below. The entire movie is worth the watch and there is an great example of a Kaiju-sized troll.

You can go to the official Enormous Comic Website.

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