"Conan" and "Red Sonja" are heading to the big screen eventually, but while we wait for the Robert E. Howard creations to hit theaters, an entirely different fantasy comic book might get the movie treatment first.
Variety reports that "DevaShard" -- a Fluid Comics-created maxiseries filled with swords, sorcery and other fantasy elements -- is receiving a film adaptation courtesy of Vanquish Motion Pictures. "Underworld" co-creator and actor Kevin Grevioux will executive produce. Grevioux also provided a story treatment for "DevaShard," which Heather Kenealy, alongside Vanquish toppers Jay Douglas and Nav Gupta, will adapt into the movie's screenplay.
"DevaShard," a 25-issue series that premiered at Comic-Con, takes a cue from Asian mythology and focuses on "two sons -- one born of darkness, the other of light -- who struggle try to find their way through a grim world of corrupt kingdoms, cursed demons and magic," according to Variety.
Even if "DevaShard" isn't exactly a household name amongst comic book readers, it certainly has some top notch talent attached to it. Comic artists Frank Cho and Simon Bisley have supplied covers for the first two issues, which you can purchase at the comic's official website.
The comic book, created by Fluid Comics' Zen, Keith Burns and Johnny Tam, will receive a United States adaptation courtesy of Grevioux, known in the comics industry for his work on "I, Frankenstein" and "The Pale Horsemen." Both of those comics are also receiving film adaptations.
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