According to Deadline, The film version of Vault Comics’ Heathen has found a director in Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Red Riding Hood, Thirteen) for Constatin Film and Prime Universe Films. Hardwicke will direct from a screenplay by Kerry Willamson (Tyler Perry’s Alex Cross and Netflix's What Happened to Monday?)
"Natasha has created an instant classic which smartly ties into the current socio-political zeitgeist while being a first-rate, timeless adventure story,” Askarieh said when Deadline first broke the news about the project. “Not only is it a great passion of ours to bring Heathen to the big screen, but also a true honor."
Constantin Film's Robert Kulzer & Margo Klewans will produce Heathens with Prime Universe Film’s Adrian Askarieh. F.J. DeSanto will also produce. Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz will executive produce with Vault CEO, Damian Wassel, and Hardwicke.
Heathen is a Nordic fantasy adventure that defies conventions and expectations. Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of demons and fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.
Heathen Volume 1 is available now with Volume 2 releasing August 2019.
|HEATHEN VOLUME 1
9781939424181 • $15.99
|HEATHEN VOLUME 2
9781939424297 • $14.99
On sale: August 13, 2019