THR landed the first images of stars Zoe Saldana and Madison Wolfe in Anders Walter‘s feature-length directorial debut I Kill Giants, an adaptation of Joe Kelly’s graphic novel about a misfit girl battling real and imagined monsters in her life. Imogen Poots also stars in the film.
Shot in Ireland and Belgium, I Kill Giants is produced by Chris Columbus through his 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue Entertainment, along with Kim Magnusson, Kyle Franke, Man of Action Entertainment, Umedia, and XYZ Films.
The film will be financed by Umedia, backed by Ingenious. XYZ is handling international sales at the Cannes Film Festival where footage will be screened for buyers.
I Kill Giants, illustrated by J.M. Ken Niimura, Kelly’s co-creator, won a Gaiman Award in 2013 (an overseas manga award selected by readers); the International Manga Award in 2012; was named to the “Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens” in 2010 by the Young Adult Library Services Association; as well as “Best Indy Book of 2008” by IGN; and was an Eisner Award finalist.