Dan Clowes (“Ghost World”) is set to pen the screenplay for the upcoming animated movie from father and son team Paul and Michel Gondry.
Michel Gondry (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) tells Slashfilm that “[The movie is] about a dictator who runs a crazy world where hair is the source of energy. The people there are forced to create art, and if the art is too good they are executed. So the dictator there doesn’t want anyone to be better than him so he kills the inmates who make good art. They try to make rubbish art but sometimes the worse it is for them, the better it is for the dictator.”
Entitled “Migel Munya”, it’s based on a comic book universe created by 16-year-old but already accomplished comic book artist Paul Gondry.