Sony Pictures has gained the rights to a new comic book property, Skyward, and has tapped filmmaker Brad Peyton to direct, according to Variety.
Skyward, created by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett, is an urban fantasy that focuses on a young woman named Willa who’s trying to survive in a world where gravity suddenly becomes a fraction of what it is now. This occurs due to a mysterious event called G-Day, which has drastically altered the fate of mankind.
Brad Peyton is best known for his disaster films like San Andreas and Rampage, both of which he collaborated with Dwayne Johnson.
“Jeff and I are focused on making event films regardless of budget or scope. Skyward is a big one. We’re very excited to deliver on what an anti-gravity movie should deliver on and be working with Joe Henderson on this.” Peyton says.
So… the news it out! #Skyward's been optioned by Sony as a movie!! THRILLED to be working with Brad on this!! Also unfortunately left out of the article is that @LeeGarbett is co-creator of the book! https://t.co/TD8rVUlBQ7
— Joe Henderson (@Henderson_Joe) July 2, 2018