Sony Buys Rights to ‘The Sculptor’ With Scott Rudin Producing

The Sculptor

Sony has bought the movie rights to Scott McCloud’s recently published graphic novel “The Sculptor” and set up the project with Scott Rudin and Josh Bratman.

“The Sculptor” centers on a young man who has made a deal with Death to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. Complications arise when he meets the love of his life with 200 days to live.

McCloud is best known as a theorist, authoring “Understanding Comics” and “Making Comics” along with the “Zot!” series in the 1980s.

“The Sculptor” was published Feb. 3 by First Second Books.

Sony-based Rudin is in production on “Steve Jobs” for Universal and in post-production for Sony’s “Aloha,” starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone.

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. Kate says:

    Seriously Sony sucks ass at this point. This movie idea sounds so cliche, too. It’s going to be one of those one-note “what will the protagonist do” movies. About as deep and meaningful as a puddle of mud.

    Dr mom is right, too

  2. Thr Truth says:

    sounds “meh”…. release it on Valentines Day, opens to 10mil

  3. DrMom says:

    So, after the hacking at Sony over the summer that revealed an embarrassing chain of emails between Scott Rudin, a producer, and Amy Pascal, a Sony Exec, as well as system-wide salary gender inequality for actors, there was a shakeup. Amy Pascal was essentially fired, but Sony has no problem continuing to work with Scott Rudin. If there was any question remaining if there is continued misogyny at Sony, this should answer that question.

  4. DougW says:

    Shouldn’t they put more of a clock on it? 200 days?

  5. Legal Advice says:

    Go see a lawyer and file statements about human rights abuse against this companies and detail all the projects they used you to make for the past four years without payment. You can also contact writers unions and request they support you

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