Film adaptation of ‘Romeo and Juliet: The War’ in development

Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) A movie based on the graphic novel “Romeo and Juliet: The War” is in development at 1821 Media and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, who have teamed up with production banner Lionsgate Entertainment for the upcoming film.

The novel is a reimagining of William Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” tale, created by Stan Lee and Terry Dougas of 1821 Media, written by Max Work with illustrations by Skan Srisuwan, reports

“What a treat it is to finally announce our partnership with Lionsgate on a project. The story of Romeo and Juliet is one of my absolute favorites, and I can’t wait to bring our rendition of this classic to life,” Lee said.

Screenwriter John J. Griffin is adapting the screenplay.

The book was a New York Times bestseller following its publication in 2012. It was also published in a limited giant edition that set the Guinness World Record for the largest graphic novel.

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