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Narnia director Adamson to direct golem tale Breath of Bones

September 24th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Chronicles of Narnia director Andrew Adamson is attached to helm Breath of Bones, adapting the much-acclaimed Dark Horse Entertainment miniseries for the big screen. The acclaimed tale was written by Steve Niles (30 Days Of Night) and Matt Santoro.

Andrew Adamson, who directed two of the Chronicles of Narnia movies, is attached to helm Breath of Bones, an adaptation of the acclaimed Dark Horse comics miniseries. Steve Niles and Matt Santoro wrote the Dark Horse Entertainment Golem tale.

Bones – set during WWII – was initially a three-issue story, which was later collected into a hardback graphic novel. The beautiful artwork was created by Artist Dave Wachter, who went on to received a 2012 Russ Manning Award nomination for his amazing work.

Bones tells the story of a British plane that crashes into a Jewish village during World War II. This grabs the attention of the Nazis which, in turn, forces the villagers to defend themselves, with a rabbi and his grandson creating a Golem creature, bringing him to beastly life. Niles had this to say to Heat Vision: “Telling a story can be tough,” Niles said to Heat Vision. “It’s the one monster rooted in religion and mysticism, so I wanted to be respectful. I decided to tell it as a World War II fable. It’s a story of a grandfather teaching his grandson how to make a monster to defend his village against a Nazi invasion.”

Adamson said he was a fan of the book from the outset: “From the moment I saw the cover art, I knew this had the makings of a new classic.”

Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse are producing the adaptation with Adamson and his producing partner at Strange Weather Aron Warner. Jeff Fierson from Strange Weather will executive produce.

Adamson has previously directed the first two Shrek films and both Narnia movies: The Lion, the witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian. He has also directed war drama Mr. Pip, and helmed the last Cirque du Soleil feature, Worlds Away.

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.