Patrick Osborne, the director of the Disney short film Feast, will direct Plan B Entertainment's Battling Boy movie, adapting the Paul Pope graphic novel.

Disney’s Feast Director Boards Battling Boy Movie!

Patrick Osborne, the director of Disney’s short film “Feast,” will direct the Battling Boy movie!

Patrick Osborne has signed on to direct Paramount Pictures’ Battling Boy movie! The Tracking Board has the news, reporting that the Academy Award winning director of Walt Disney Animation’s short film Feast will helm the big screen adaptation of Paul Pope‘s acclaimed graphic novel.

Published in 2013, Battling Boy was named one of NPR’s best books of that year. It is official described as follows:

Monsters roam through Arcopolis, swallowing children into the horrors of their shadowy underworld. Only one man is a match for them – the genius vigilante Haggard West.

Unfortunately, Haggard West is dead.

Arcopolis is desperate, but when its salvation comes in the form of a twelve-year-old demigod, nobody is more surprised than Battling Boy himself.

It’s time to meet an electrifying new hero.

Set up through Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, the Battling Boy movie will be produced by Sarah Esberg and Jeremy Kleiner. The latest draft of the project hails from David Gordon Green (JoePrince Avalanche) and Josh Parkinson. Previous writers on the project include John Gatins (Real SteelFlight) and Alex Tse (Watchmen).

It is unclear at the moment whether or not the Battling Boy movie is being planned as a live-action or animated feature.