Comic Book 'The Monolith' Inks a Movie Deal

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 7:49PM
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Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 7:49PM
Comic Book 'The Monolith' Inks a Movie Deal
Another DC Comics hero is headed to the big screen... sort of.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate has just secured the film rights to The Monolith, a short-lived comic book series by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Phil Winslade. The series tells the story of ex-junkie Alice Cohen, who after inheriting her grandmother's Brooklyn house discovers The Monolith, a golem created as the family's protector in the 1930s. The series lasted just a dozen issues at DC before being canceled, but was later reprinted as a trade by Image Comics. I'm assuming DC gave up the rights of the character to Image, which would explain why Lionsgate is making this movie and not Warner Bros.

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The film is set to be directed by Dave Wilson, who is the creative director at Deadpool director Tim Miller's visual effects company, Blur Studio. The film will essentially be a modern interpretation of the golem lore from Jewish mythology (a golem is an indestructible artificial man made of clay), which is essentially what the comic was. And though The Monolith did have a run-in with Batman during his brief run at DC, I wouldn't expect a crossover to happen at the movies. No word yet on when production could start.
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