Legendary comic book master Will Eisner's groundbreaking 'A Contract With God' is being adapted into a live-action feature film, it was announced Friday evening at Comic-Con. The book, one of the first graphic novels, was released in hard cover and paperpack by Baronet Books in 1978, and focused on the immigrant struggle in New York City, across four separate but related stories, set primarily in a tenement in the 1930s.

The tales are semi-autobiographical, drawing on stories and memories from Eisner's childhood. The four segments are: 'A Contract With God,' 'The Street Singer,' 'The Super' and 'Cookalien.' Four independent directors are attached to direct each of the chapters: Alex Rivera ('Sleep Dealer'); Tze Chun ('Children of Invention'); Barry Jenkins ('Medicine for Melancholy'); and Sean Baker ('Prince of Broadway').
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