From ComicsAlliance: The mega-popular webcomic 'Penny Arcade' is heading to the big screen as an animated feature -- kind of. Rather than featuring Gabe and Tycho, the alter egos of creators Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik whose gaming adventures usually dominate the strip, Paramount Pictures plans to base the movie on a one-off Penny Arcade comic from 2010 called 'The New Kid.'
The strip introduces us to a familiar situation: a young boy nervous to begin classes at a new school, and frustrated that his father's job keeps uprooting his life and forcing him to start over. The twist? Rather than moving to different states or even countries, this boy is faced with the prospect of being the new kid on a totally different planet.