Lionsgate Plans “Romeo and Juliet” War Movie

1821 Media, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Lionsgate are teaming to develop a film adaptation of the graphic novel “Romeo and Juliet: The War”.

Max Work’s 2012 reimagining of William Shakespeare’s classic follows two groups of superhuman soldiers who turned the Empire of Verona into the most powerful territory on earth.

In this take Montagues are cyborgs made of artificial DNA, Capulets are super agile genetically enhanced humans. A young Montague boy and Capulet girl fall in love and hope their union can bring peace between the warring factions.

John J. Griffin (“Dream Before Waking”) is adapting the screenplay while Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas will produce.

Source: Variety