THR is reporting that The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment is teaming up with Universal Pictures for the comic book adaptation Kill the Minotaur.
Created by Christian Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto, who will also pen the script, Kill the Minotaur launched in June and is described as ” a modern and fantastical take on the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.” Here’s the solicitation for the first issue…
“Athens lost the war to Crete. Now, they pay tribute to King Minos by sacrificing their best citizens to his unearthly labyrinth. Conspirators believe Theseus can be the hero they need to end the mad king’s bloody reign…but no one on this world has ever encountered anything like the savage minotaur.”
“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 Pasetto and Cantamessa. “It’s a dream come true that we can now make this story come alive on the big screen.”
Kill the Minotaur is being produced by Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst, with the hopes of creating a blockbuster sci-fi thriller.