Alex Tse, one of the screenwriters behind Zack Synder’s “Wathcmen” has recently signed on to adapt Paul Pope’s soon to be released graphic novel “Battling Boy.” The film is currently in active development through Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Battling Boy” focuses on “the son of a god who comes down from the top of a mountain at his father’s urging to rid the giant, continent-sized city of Monstropolis of a plague of beasts.”

The yet-to-be-released graphic novel is written and illustrated by Eisner winning American artist Paul Pope (Batman: Year 100, Heavy Liquid, TBH), who has allegedly written a 50 page battle scene, something that has never been done before.

Battling Boy the graphic novel will be published in spring 2010 by First Second Books.