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The Maze Runner's Wes Ball is directing a story of Norse mythology with Kickstarter-funded Fall of Gods

26 August 2015 1:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

An illustrated book which started life on Kickstarter has been picked up by Fox.

Fall of Gods - a story of Norse mythology - will be directed by The Maze Runner's Wes Ball, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The story is set in a realm with two races, humans and the jotnar, and centres on a warrior named Vali who found peace in the arms of a woman.

The Kickstarter page states: "For years he has lived far from society, tending to his farm and trying to forget the battles he fought… and the crimes he committed.

"But one day his love disappears, and he must set out to find her. He will once again have to face the creatures of Jotunheim and the powerful Aesir.

"Suddenly, the man he thought he had buried deep down inside has risen to the surface once more... and he comes seeking vengeance. »

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Maze Runner Director Wes Ball Already Attached To Fall Of Gods

25 August 2015 4:45 PM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

If you haven’t heard of Fall of Gods yet, get ready for a massive wave to hit. The Kickstarted illustrated book by Mood Visuals is now available on iTunes, and in other digital formats, as well as in the tangible form, and it isn’t just a massive hit, Twentieth Century Fox picked up the movie rights not long ago.

Just as an aside, if nothing else you should definitely check out the iTunes version, because it’s pretty awesome.

Well, as long as the good news is rolling in, Wes Ball is apparently attached to the film now, and hopefully The Maze Runner franchise can help draw a bit of a crowd.

Of course, by the time this starts moving through production, which could be next week the way things are moving, it shouldn’t need a lot of help. The Norse mythos story is a great twist on your average plotline, »

- Marc Eastman

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"Maze" Director To Helm "Fall of Gods"

25 August 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

20th Century Fox is set to team "The Maze Runner" film series director Wes Ball with its newest acquisition - an adaptation of the crowdfunded illustrated fantasy book "Fall of Gods" crafted by Denmark-based Mood Studios.

Mood's concept designer Rasmus Berggreen and "Hitman" video game series scribe Michael Vogt teamed for the project which explores Norse mythology and retains a more Scandinavian feel to it than something like the "Thor" films.

Set in a realm populated by both humans and the Jotnar, the story follows a warrior named Vali who found peace in the arms of a woman. When she disappears, he must the creatures of Jotunheim and the powerful Aesir as he finds the man he thought he had buried deep down inside him is returning.

Ball, Steve Tzirlin, Joe Hartwick Jr. and Brooklyn Weaver are producing.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Kickstarter-Funded Fall Of Gods Movie To Be Headed Up By The Maze Runner’s Wes Ball

25 August 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Hollywood Reporter has learned today that 20th Century Fox has snapped up the rights to adapt visual novel Fall of Gods – in the wake of its overly successful Kickstarter campaign, no less – and that Wes Ball is attached to helm the film.

Billed as a stylized twist on Norse mythology, the crowdfunded project managed to raise $96,000 across its campaign, and this naturally attracted the attention of Hollywood studios. Having directed the first two installments of The Maze Runner franchise for Fox, Ball is a natural fit for the project, and the director has, at least in the 2013 original, displayed an astute method of balancing CG-laden visuals while respecting the source material.

Fall of Gods is a different kettle of fish, though. Over on the official Kickstarter page, the creative team behind the project illustrate its grand and mythic scope, and here’s the official description to give you a taster of what to expect. »

- Michael Briers

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'Maze Runner' Director to Tackle Norse Mythology With 'Fall of Gods' (Exclusive)

25 August 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Twentieth Century Fox is teaming up with Wes Ball, the director of its Ya franchise The Maze Runner, for an epic Norse fantasy. The studio has picked up the rights to Fall of Gods, a crowd-funded illustrated novel from Denmark-based Mood Studios. Steve Tzirlin, best known for his work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is producing as are Joe Hartwick Jr. and Ball. Brooklyn Weaver is also producing. Mood’s concept designer Rasmus Berggreen ran point on the book project and teamed up with Michael Vogt, the lead writer of the Hitman video game with the intent to

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Fox Lands A.G. Riddle Novel ‘Departure’ Just As Book Sells To HarperCollins

2 April 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: 20th Century Fox has acquired Departure, a science fiction novel that was initially self-published by author A.G. Riddle. After it became an online phenomenon, the book just sold in a big auction in a seven-figure deal for worldwide English-speaking territory rights to Harper Voyager, the sci-fi imprint of HarperCollins, Fox’s sibling company. Fox-based producer Steve Tzirlin will produce the film through R&G Productions, and Matt Reilly brought it into the… »

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