Catherine Hardwicke Signs On As Heathen’s Director

by Erik Amaya

The feature film adaptation of Heathen has found its director: Twilight and Red Riding Hood director Catherine Hardwicke

Based on the Vault Comics title by Natasha Alterici, the story centers on a Viking woman named Aydis. A self-proclaimed heathen and outcast among her kin, she sets out to end the oppression of women throughout the land and the tyrannical rule of God-King Odin. The book was selected by the Young Adult Library Service Association to be included in its  2018 “Great Graphic Novels For Teens” list.

Alex Cross‘s Kerry Williamson will write the script with Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer, Prime Universe’s Adrian Askarieh and F.J. DeSanto set to produce. Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz will serve as executive producer alongside Vault CEO/Publisher Damian Wassel.

“The entire Heathen team and I are incredibly excited about adapting my little lesbian viking comic for film, especially with a kindred spirit like Kerry writing it,” said Alterici in a statement back in April. “I’ve been a film fanatic for longer than I’ve been a comics fans, and that my working in one format would lead to another is nothing less than a dream come true.”

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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