File this one under stories you might have missed: Two more Grant Morrison-related film projects are headed toward production, one for the big screen and the other for the small screen. At SDCC this past weekend, we learned that the the prolific, popular, critically-acclaimed comic book writer, had one film project, Sinatoro, already lined up. But he was only getting started. Morrison has not one, not two, but three film projects.

In addition to Sinatoro, Morrison's Joe the Barbarian, an eight-issue fantasy miniseries Morrison created and wrote with Sean Murphy as co-creator and artist for DC Comics (under their Vertigo imprint), has been picked up for development by Thunder Road Pictures, a production company best known for the recent Clash of the Titans remake. Joe the Barbarian centers on a diabetic twelve year-old named Joe who gets pulled into a fantasy world during a diabetic shock. Inside the fantasy world, he's identified as the lost savior of a prophecy. As the savior, he's expected to save the other reality from a villain named King Death. In the "real" world, Joe attempts to survive a dangerous diabetic shock. It definitely sounds promising, especially given the recent resurgence in multi-level reality fictions (e.g., Inception, next spring's Sucker Punch). Morrison, however, won't be writing the screenplay for Joe the Barbarian.
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