Watchmen writer Alex Tse adapting Battling Boy

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Watchmen co-writer Alex Tse has been hired to adapt the supernatural graphic novel Battling Boy for Plan B and Paramount Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Brad Pitt's production company picked up rights to the graphic novel written and illustrated by Paul Pope in November. The storyline follows the son of a god who comes down from the top of a mountain at his father's urging to rid the giant, continent-sized city of Monstropolis of a plague of beasts.

First Second Books will publish the comic in the spring.

Tse also has two projects at Warner Brothers: a live-action adaptation of Ninja Scroll in development with Appian Way and The Illustrated Man, an adaptation of Ray Bradbury stories, in development for Watchmen director Zack Snyder. Tse is also working on the screenplay for Frankie Machine, which Michael Mann will direct for Paramount.