Relativity has closed a deal to finance, produce and distribute Anomaly, a live-action feature based on the interactive comic book created and written by top showbiz lawyer Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberlin, Deadline said.
The script will be written by Ed Ricourt and Joe Roth is producing 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 ragtag group of explorers on a first contact mission to a newly discovered planet. The mission turns out to be a deadly trap and the leader and crew are stranded with all their technology destroyed. Their only chance is to rely on their wits and earn the trust of the warring hostile inhabitants if they have any chance to return home to Earth.
The multi-platform property started with a 370-page hardcover comic published last year. “The comic book, Anomaly, is a groundbreaking concept that bridges the gap between 2D and 3D using multi-media components,” said Robbie Brenner, President of Production for Relativity.
“Relativity is thrilled to develop and produce Skip and Brian’s first-of-its-kind idea for film.”
Said Haberlin: “We designed Anomaly to be as much of a cinematic experience as possible, using cutting-edge technology to create a dimension of interactivity that’s never been done before, and the response from comics fans has been fantastic.”
Brittenham and Haberlin hatched 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. Below is a look at their multi-platform vision of the project: