Published on October 13th, 2016 | by Richard Boom
Mark Millar’s ‘Reborn’ Getting Adapted as non-comic aka a book with only letters… and as movie!!
As the HR reported yesterday, the new Reborn comicbook by writer/creator Mark Millar and comic-superstart artist Greg Capullo, is going to go from comics to a hardcover novel version, so indeed loosing all the images Capullo is providing and going hip-deep according to Millar, stating “Adapts first arc, but I told Sarah to dig in and go as deep as she likes as she has more room to do this kind of things in the book. She’s a fantastic writer. I can’t wait to see what she does.I told her to really make this her own and if I know her she’ll make it better than the comic!”
Millar also hinted that the movie-deal was brokered as well, but that is a PR just waiting to happen… just not officially just yet!
Penguin Random House will publish a stand-alone fantasy novel that will be written by Sarah Lotz, the author behind supernatural YA-thrillers The Three and Day Four and is targeted for an autumn 2017 release.
Reborn is a fantasy that has been described as having elements in the vein of The Lord of the Rings and Mad Max. The story centers on a widowed woman who, when she passes, wakes up in a magical realm where she has to fight to survive as she meets both good and bad people from her past.
Millar’s hope is that going the book route, via Lotz, will expand the comic beyond his and Capullo’s base and reach a new global audience. He credited his wife with the idea, who remarked to him that the story is something she would have loved as a teen, but she’d never read comics.
“She made the very interesting observation that, until we met, she literally never walked into a comic store or even the graphic novel section of the bookstore, and saw we were missing out on a potentially massive audience that wouldn’t be competing with our comic sales,” Millar stated.