EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox Television and New Regency Television are teaming with Prime Universe Films to develop an event series based on the action/horror comic book Enormous from publisher 215 Ink. Andrew Poltkin of New Regency TV and Prime Universe’s Adrian Askarieh will serve as executive producers for the series. The search is on for a showrunner.
Set in the near future, the comic book series finds the world suffering a planetary resource crisis when a vast ecological cataclysm spawns The Enormous, massive beasts unlike anything ever witnessed. Displaced from atop the food chain, humankind struggles to stave off extinction, and a shattered society scrambles for refuge in the wake of the monstrous rampage. Ellen Grace, a former school teacher who lost everything in the uprising, leads a search and rescue team into the ruins of the city in hopes of locating children orphaned by the cataclysm. But not all the remaining humans seek salvation, and in a world dominated by monsters, man is still the most dangerous animal.
Enormous, created by Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour, originally debuted as an oversized one-shot graphic novella in 2012 and later served as the basis for a groundbreaking live-action short web film from Machinima – written by Trollhunter helmer André Øvredal and directed by BenDavid Grabinski, with Askarieh producing with Pure Imagination Studios and Machinima.
The comic series debuted in July 2014 and has achieved repeated release-day sellouts in its first six issues.