This just in, Donny Cates God Country has been picked up by Legendary and Aftershock Mediaoptioning.
God Country will be heading to the theaters.
The characters and story first appears in God Country #1.
From Hollywood Reporter:
Having conquered comics with a critically acclaimed — and best-selling — run on Marvel’s Thanos, the team of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw is turning its attention to Hollywood with Legendary Entertainment and AfterShock Mediaoptioning their Image Comics property God Country, The Hollywood Reporter can confirm.
Published in 2017, the six-issue God Country is a fantasy series in which an elderly widower in Texas finds himself restored to health — and cured of dementia — after discovering an enchanted sword in the eye of a tornado. His revival comes with a cost, however; he has been transformed into the only man who can face a number of otherworldly creatures summoned to Texas by the sword’s arrival.
Cates will adapt his own story for the movie, which marks the second collaboration between Legendary and AfterShock, and the first time AfterShock will develop a property outside of its own AfterShock Comics line. The project was initiated by Legendary executive Vice President of production Jon Silk, and will be overseen by AfterShock’s Lee and Jon Kramer, and Legendary’s Silk and Jay Ashenfelter.