Top Hollywood deal-maker Skip Brittenham has joined with comic book artist and writer Brian Haberlin to create a multi-media sci-fi adventure saga titled Anomaly. It will be available in October as a 370-page book and, simultaneously, a stand-alone tablet app featuring voice work by some of the leading actors in science fiction and gaming. In October, consumers will also be able to download a free Anomaly app for iPad, iPod and Android devices equipped with Ultra Augmented Reality technology featuring more than 50 3D models. As part of the project’s multi-platform strategy producer Joe Roth is developing Anomaly for a feature film. Brittenham and Haberlin have formed Anomaly Productions to handle the property.
Anomaly is set in the year 2717, when most humans live in off-world colonies, and a single corporation, The Conglomerate, routinely conquers other planets to steal their resources. The story follows a group of explorers who embark on a diplomatic mission to a mysterious planet, only to find themselves embroiled in a global conflict between its exotic inhabitants. Before long, their mission turns deadly.
This is Brittenham’s first venture into creating intellectual property after decades of providing legal counsel and business affairs advice to many of the entertainment industry’s key players as a partner at the law firm of Ziffren Brittenham. But it isn’t his first association with animation. In addition to representing actors like Harrison Ford and Eddie Murphy, and companies ranging from Legendary Pictures and Hemisphere Capital, he has been in the middle of some major animation deals. This includes the DreamWorks Animation IPO and working with Pixar Animation and Illumination.
Haberlin is a veteran comic book artist and writer who got his start at Top Cow Productions, where he co-created the Witchblade franchise.