NYCC | Trollhunter Director Snares Giant-Monster Comic Enormous
Andre Ovredal, the Norwegian director of acclaimed 2010 dark fantasy Trollhunter, has big plans for the Image Comics one-shot Enormous. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s teaming with Hitman producer Adrian Askarieh to transform the giant-monster comic into a transmedia property, complete with webseries, television show and feature film.
Created by Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour, Enormous follows the adventures of a group of survivors in a world terrorized by giant monsters including series star Ellen Grace who makes it a point to save any fellow survivors that she can. While the original comic was published in July by Image, the trade paper reports the title is moving to 21 Ink Publishing, which is expected to announce the debut of a new 18-issue series this week at New York Comic Con.
Ovredal and Askarieh apparently envision Enormous as resembling Cloverfield and The Walking Dead in tone, with a focus on characters and relationships, with the monsters as the background.
Trollhunter, a “found-footage” mockumentary about a group of college students that ends up following an eccentric hunter in his effort to contain (and, if necessary, kill) the legendary creatures, was shot for less than $1 million.