Sony Pictures has landed the film rights to Joe Henderson’s comic book Skyward, according to Variety. Brad Peyton (Rampage, San Andreas) is attached to direct and Henderson will adapt the Image Comics title, which is described as follows.
“One day, gravity on earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it’s…well, it’s pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don’t jump too high. And maybe don’t stumble into a dangerous plan to bring gravity back that could get you killed.”
Henderson, who is the showrunner of Lucifer, will also executive produce, with Peyton and Jeff Fierson producing.
“Jeff and I are focused on making event films — regardless of budget or scope,” Peyton told the trade. “‘Skyward’ is a big one. We’re very excited to deliver on what an anti-gravity movie should deliver on and be working with Joe Henderson on this.”
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