Another landmark graphic novel is set for the big screen.
Comic book master Will Eisner’s “A Contract With God” will be adapted into a live action feature, it was announced Friday at Comic- Con.
The novel, an exploration of Eisner’s memories from his childhood growing up in a New York City tenemen, is made up for four adjoining chapters. For the film, the sections will be directed by four separate directors: Alex Rivera (“Sleep Dealer”), Tze Chun (“Children of Invention”), Barry Jenkins (“Medicine for Melancholy”) and Sean Baker (“Prince of Broadway”).
It will be produced and adapted by Darren Dean, whose first feature “Prince of Broadway,” about an illegal immigrant in contemporary New York City, is being released this fall, under the auspices of the Eisner estate.