Scribe Joby Harold (“Awake”) will adapt the Frank Miller-penned comic miniseries “Ronin” for Warner Bros. Pictures and Michael Reisman’s children’s fantasy novel “Simon Bloom” for Universal Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
“Ronin” centers on a masterless samurai who is reincarnated in a dystopic near-future New York populated by squatters, factions and mutants. The ronin must try to destroy a demon with a mystic sword, which also is found in New York. Sylvain White is attached to direct.
“Bloom” revolves around an 11-year-old and his two friends who acquire possession of a physics book that enables them to alter the physical properties of the world, including gravity. Gary Ross and Allison Thomas will produce.
Harold is finishing “Army of the Dead” for Warner Bros. Pictures.