Paramount Plans The New Kid

Paramount Pictures is developing an animated adaptation of the Penny Arcade comic strip The New Kid, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.

The strip, created by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, tells the science fiction tale of Sol, a young boy living with his father in outer space. He winds up attending a new school populated entirely by aliens.

Upon the strip's debut last October, Krahulik posted the following prophetic message:

"Being the new kid is hard, being the new kid in a school full of aliens is harder. [Mike] mentioned that this one could be the biggest thing we ever do and I think he’s right. My fantasy is to see Dreamworks, Disney or Nickelodeon make an animated feature or a Saturday morning cartoon out of this one. Who knows maybe they will see it and give me a call!"

Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) has come aboard to adapt the strip for Paramount with producers Cale Boyter and Mary Parent.

If you'd like to check out the original, you can continue reading by clicking on the first panel below.