Coming off the extremely well-received Netflix adaptation of Sweet Tooth, Jim Mickle has been tapped to direct yet another comic adaptation: Donny Cates’ breakthrough indie hit God Country for Legendary Entertainment. Mickle, who directed four of the eight Sweet Tooth episodes out now, is moving back to directing feature films, with his last one being 2019’s In the Shadow of the Moon. Donny Cates will be writing the script, adapting his original work, with Lee Kramer, Jon Kramer, and Mickle producing.
Cates has since gone on to write for Marvel (Thanos, Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Venom, Thor) and has recently gone back to creator-owned comics to write a (sort of) sequel to some of his past independent hits, God Country included, in the Crossover series.
God Country was initially published by Image Comics back in 2017 to rave reviews. It tells the story of Emmet Quinlan, and an old man dealing with dementia who, to his son and grandaughter’s disbelief, manages to fight off supernatural creatures when wielding Valofax, an enchanted sword that grants him otherworldly powers. Set in Texas, Cates’ home state, God Country comes off as a wonderful tale of just how much someone is willing to take in order to both keep and create the memories that can make life truly special. There is still no additional information regarding cast and release dates for the project but we will make sure to keep you posted.
Source: Hollywood Reporter