Deadline has reported that Relativity has closed a deal to finance, produce and distribute a live action feature film based on the interactive comic book Anomaly, which we feel is one of the best-produced pieces of illustrative art and sci-fi based on original material in years. Anomaly was originally created and written by entertainment lawyer Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberlin, and they worked with some of the best conceptual artists working today, to create a stunning world full of monsters, technology and thrills. The script for the film adaptation will be written by Ed Ricourt and Joe Roth will produce, along with Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley.
Set in the distant future, Anomaly centers on a disgraced Conglomerate Enforcer who gets a shot at redemption by leading a rag tag group of explorers on a first contact mission to a newly discovered planet. The mission turns out to be a deadly trap, leaving the crew stranded with their technology destroyed. The only chance is to rely on their wits and earn the trust of warring hostile inhabitants, if they want to return to earth. The multi-platform property began with a 370-page large-format hardcover comic book published in 2012.
Brittenham and Haberlin launched Anomaly Productions to do cutting-edge graphic novels, apps and other multi-platform media. Anomaly was their first creation and their next graphic novel, Shifter, will be published in November. The Museum of Fantasy Art is working on getting exclusive spreads from Shifter on myfantasticart.com, along with a detailed review of the book.
Check out some amazing spreads from the original Anomaly graphic novel, below.