Recently we bought you news that Fox was circling a film adaptation of the upcoming illustrated novel Fall of Gods from MOOD Studios. Now THR is reporting that not only has the deal been finalized, but The Maze Runner‘s Wes Ball has been confirmed to direct.
The synopsis for Fall of Gods is as follows…
The gods have long ago vanished. In their place, two rivaling races now inhabit Midgard; humans and Jotnar. Fifteen years ago, a coalition of chieftains drove the Jotnar race from Midgard. Now, from each side of the border, humans and Jotnar eye each other with hatred and suspicion.
When his wife, the estranged daughter of one of Midgard’s most powerful chieftains, is mysteriously kidnapped, a retired warrior takes up the hatchet and sets out to rescue her. But he risks unleashing the wild demon buried deep within him and losing his soul in the process. His journey will bring him into conflict with terrible forces as a cynical plot is revealed and the dark mythological past of the North begins to awaken once more.