Universal, Skybound To Develop KILL THE MINOTAUR Comic Book Adaptation

More comic book adaptations are abound as of Thursday with word on Kill The Minotaur from creators Christian Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto, following its launch in June. The two scribes are attached to pen a script for the latest big screen adaptation from Universal Pictures and Skybound Entertainment, the same company behind AMC hit televison series, The Walking Dead.
Kill the Minotaur is a modern and fantastical take on the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Theseus must enter King Minos’s bizarre Labyrinth and defeat the Minotaur, a creature which feeds on human sacrifices, before the monster can escape its prison to threaten the world.
The film marks the latest move to proceed since Skybound's first look deal with Universal back in April of 2015 upon Cantamessa's own directorial debut, Air, starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou. Skybound's Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst are producing the film.
“Christian and Chris have ingeniously taken one of the most ancient of horror stories and spun it into a vital sci-fi thriller. We’re excited to work with them on translating this great comic into the electrifying movie it deserves to be,” said Skybound Entertainment CEO David Alpert and co-presidents of TV & film Sean and Bryan Furst in a joint statement.

“When we created the comic we wanted to put our own spin on a classic Greek myth, incorporating strong relatable characters and spectacular scenes so it would read like a blockbuster movie,” said Chris Pasetto and Christian Cantamessa. “It’s a dream come true that we can now make this story come alive on the big screen.”
Artwork by Jean-Francois Beaulieu and Lukas Ketner

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