From Diamond Previews
It's the most dangerous heist ever attempted. Four desperate criminals are going all in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around. The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one thousand-ton kaiju. And a giant monster might just be the least of their problems.
Brought to you by the James Patrick (Grimm Fairy Tales, Death Comes to Dillinger, The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb) and Rem Broo (The End Times of Bram and Ben, Terminal Protocol) THE KAIJU SCORE is what happens when a Quentin Tarantino film takes place smack in the middle of a Godzilla movie.
In a competitive situation, Sony Pictures has acquired the film rights to AfterShock Comics’ upcoming comic book series THE KAIJU SCORE, from writer James Patrick (Grimm Fairy Tales, Death Comes to Dillinger, The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb) and artist Rem Broo (The End Times of Bram and Ben, Terminal Protocol).
Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch will produce, along with Tony Shaw who brought the property into Sony. AfterShock Comics’ Lee Kramer and Jon Kramer will also produce.
Jiao Chen is overseeing the project for Sony Pictures. Sony Pictures’ Drew Reed and Jake Bauman were instrumental in the deal, as was Rive Gauche Television with Steve Burkow of Ziffren, Brittenham, who negotiated on behalf of AfterShock.
Escape Artists is currently in prep on The Man From Toronto at Sony Pictures, with Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson attached to star and Patrick Hughes set to direct, as well as Journal For Jordan written by Virgil Williams and based on the memoir by Dana Canedy, with Denzel Washington directing and Michael B. Jordan starring.
In reaction to the movie news, series writer James Patrick says, "I'm excited. Period. Excited because it will hopefully bring more eyes to the book since it won't come out until November, excited for people to read the book and see how much more it is than just a good hook, and excited if it brings more attention to my other work and to Rem Broo's wonderful art and his other books," he continued, "And I can't communicate enough how excited I am that this is with Sony and Escape Artists. They make great movies and I feel the material is in great hands. I can't believe how lucky we got.”
Artist Rem Broo says, "I am excited for every step of this process, but it isn’t time to relax just yet. Not only has the book not been released yet, but it hasn't been finalized. James did a fantastic job on the script, but I still have plenty to do on the visual part. This fact keeps me grounded and cool-headed for the moment."
Don't forget though, The Kaiju Score (SEP201019) is also a comic book that you will be able to buy at a comic store this November. So if you want to get excited for the movie, make sure you check out the source material when it launches on November 25, 2020 at your local comic shop. Check out the preview pages below for an early look inside the first issue!
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