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 variety.com.
“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.