Variety has the latest comics-to-movies deal: 300’s Gianni Nunnari and Nick Wechsler have optioned OCEAN by Warren Ellis and Chris Sprouse.:
Nunnari and Wechsler will produce, and Craig J. Flores is exec producing.
Story concerns the thousands of coffins containing angel-like bodies, and a giant weapon of mass destruction, discovered by a scientist on Jupiter’s ice-covered moon Europa. A U.N. weapons inspector sent to investigate uncovers a chilling secret about the history of humanity.
[...]Wechsler called the graphic novel “an alien thriller with a fresh take on the origin of man.”
Frankly, we’re surprised more Hollywood types haven’t glommed onto Elli’s high concept oeuvre, although they do have visuals that would require a lot of high budget — unless they didn’t, if you take our meeting.