Universal to Adapt Williamson and Bressan’s ‘Birthright’ with ‘Despicable Me’ Writers and Robert Kirkman

Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan’s Birthright will be coming to a theater near you sometime in the future, courtesy of Universal Pictures and Skybound Entertainment. The Image Comics fantasy series, which also features colors by Adriano Lucas, will be produced by David Alpert, Bryan Furst, Sean Furst, Jeb Brody, and Robert Kirkman.

Kirkman, the third famous person to ever come out of Kentucky behind Diane Sawyer and Loretta Lynn, brings the pedigree of being the co-creator of The Walking Dead, which he turned into a multimedia empire. Kirkman’s Skybound has a first-look deal with Universal that allows them first crack at adapting their comics into films, which are likely to be a license to print money. The team will rely on Despicable Me writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio to write the film.

Here’s the description of the series from Image Comics:

For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could have occurred…but it couldn’t prepare them for what happened when he returned.

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A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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