It looks like the Image Comics’ Skyward film adaptation has attracted a director to the project in the form of Rampage‘s Brad Peyton.
Skyward is based on the prolific Image Comics comic book series, and is set in a world where Earth’s gravity suddenly (and dramatically) drops to near zero. The protagonist Willa Fowler, born the day after G-Day – the day it all changed – is now twenty plus and lives in this gravity-free world. Things start going amuch though when she finds out her dad has been secretly working to restore the Earth’s gravity.
Henderson, the co-creator of Skyward and also the guy responsible for adapting the comic for film, spoke on the intricacies that Skyward will have to pull off torepresent a world with near-zero gravity:
The key thing was to make sure [Skyward] felt very much like today’s world, in terms of buildings and tech – but less populated and with less stuff to float about, so in that respect it was a case of ‘stripped down or strapped down
Sony Pictures, the company set to produce the film, has not released any news on production or cinematic release dates.
More as things develop.