Scott McCloud’s Graphic Novel The Sculptor Heads to the Screen

Scott McCloud, the acclaimed sequential artist behind books like “Zot!,” “Understanding Comics” and “Reinventing Comics,” will be bringing his latest to the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that the rights to The Sculptor, McCloud’s first ever graphic novel, have been picked up by Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin.

The book itself, published earlier this month through First Second Books, is described on McCloud’s official site as follows:

David Smith is giving his life for his art — literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the eleventh hour isn’t making it any easier.

‘The Sculptor’ took five years to write and draw,” McCloud adds, “and I used every minute to make it the best reading experience I could. I like this book a lot and I hope you will too.”

Josh Bratman is also attached to serve as producer on the film version of The Sculptor. Check back for further details on the project as they become available.