Vault Comics ‘Heathen’ Adaptation Lands ‘Twilight’ Director

It’s funny how much “Twilight” has come up in comic book movie news these last few months. Purely coincidental, but still a bit unexpected. This time, however, the news takes us behind the camera.

First reported by Variety, “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke has signed on for the movie adaptation of “Heathen” from Vault Comics. The script for this Viking fantasy-adventure will be written by Kerry Williamson, based on Vault Comics’ series by Natasha Alterici. Hardwicke will also executive produce alongside Constantin Film’s producers Robert Kulzer and Margo Klewans. Prime Universe Film’s Adrian Askarieh are producing along with F.J. DeSanto. Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz and Vault CEO Damian Wassel will also executive produce. Hardwicke is currently working on “Don’t Look Deeper” with Marvel Studios regular Don Cheadle.

“Heathen” centers around center the warrior Aydis, an outcast gay woman born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women. She is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin. The book was selected by the Young Adult Library Service Association to be included in its 2018 “Great Graphic Novels For Teens” list. Issue 8 of the comic book series actually comes out on July 31st. You have plenty of time to catch up, as no release date for the movie has been given yet.

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