Watchmen scribe taking on Battling Boy

Watchmen co-writer Alex Tse will take on as his next project another graphic novel adaptation ‘ the forthcoming Battling Boy by Eisner Award winner Paul Pope.

The rights to the book, due out this spring from First Second Books, were picked up by Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company, which is based at Paramount, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Battling Boy is not the only graphic novel in the works at Plan B. Also in development are Charles Burns’ Black Hole and the Euro thriller The Killer.