‘Romeo and Juliet: The War’ Movie In Development At Lionsgate

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‘Romeo and Juliet: The War’ Movie is in development at Lionsgate.

ROMEO AND JULIET

1821 Media and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment are teaming with Lionsgate to develop a movie based on their graphic novel “Romeo and Juliet: The War.

The novel is a reimagining of William Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” tale, created by Stan Lee and Terry Dougas of 1821 Media, written by Max Work with illustrations by Skan Srisuwan.

“What a treat it is to finally announce our partnership with Lionsgate on a project,” said Lee. “The story of Romeo and Juliet is one of my absolute favorites, and I can’t wait to bring our rendition of this classic to life.”

The book was a New York Times bestseller following its publication in 2012. It was also published in a limited giant edition that set the Guinness World Record for the largest graphic novel.

Source: Variety