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MOVIES: Disney to Adapt Graphic Novel, ‘Stuff of Legend’

Posted on June 12, 2012

Aside from working on the Marvel universe, Disney is also looking at another comic book property to adapt to film. The house of mouse is currently working out a deal to do the graphic novel series, Stuff of Legend, which is published by Th3rd World Studios.

Deadline has reported that Disney has pitched out a deal with Pete Candeland attached to direct, and Shawn Christensen (Abduction) to write. It's no surprise if you haven't heard of Candeland, as most of his work has been for music videos (notably for The Gorillaz).

For those unfamiliar with Stuff of Legend, here's a plot description from Th3rdWorld.com:

The year is 1944. An allied force advances along a war-torn beach in a strange land, outnumbered and far from home. Together, they fight the greatest evil they have ever known. Never ending waves of exotic enemies come crashing down on them, but they will not rest. Thousands of miles away, the world is on the brink of destruction. But here in a child's bedroom in Brooklyn, our heroes, a small group of toys loyal to their human master, fight an unseen war to save him from every child's worst nightmare.

Led by the toy soldier known as the Colonel and the boy's faithful teddy-bear named Max, the toys enter the realm known as The Dark. There they will face off against the Boogeyman and his army-- a legion of the boy's forgotten, bitter toys. Fighting to survive insurmountable odds, the toys will discover this is a battle not only for the soul of a child, but for their own as well...

The graphic novel is written by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith, and is illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III. Disney plans on making a live-action movie within a CGI world, similar to what they did with Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland.


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