In the Small Gets Big-Screen Treatment

The film rights to Michael Hague’s graphic novel In the Small have been snapped up by Warner Bros. and Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Pictures. According to Daily Variety, Hague’s Little, Brown Books comic is on its way to become a big studio project.

In the Small examines the after-effects of a strange explosion that shrinks all humans down to six-inches-tall. Echoing ’70s TV favorite The Land of the Giants, the book looks at how the survivors have to adapt to their new size and social order and outwit the giant-size animals around them.

Fans of beautifully illustrated children’s books are no stranger to Hague’s name. His meticulously detailed drawings have graced books such as The Hobbit, Good Night, Fairies, The Book of Pirates and Peter Pan. Goldsman (The Da Vinci Code) is also currently adapting author Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code followup, Angels and Demons.