Dustin Lance Black to pen script for “3 Story: The Secret History Of The Giant Man” adaptation

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 2nd, 2010

This was not something I would have expected.

According to Heat Vision, Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black has signed on to pen the screenplay for an adaptation of the Matt Kindt graphic novel and the Dark Horse Comics release, 3 Story: The Secret History Of The Giant Man.

The film is currently being set up at Warner Brothers who recently nabbed the rights. It follows Craig Pressgang, a man who grows to be three stories tall, with the story not being told from his point of view, but from his mother’s, wife’s, and daughter’s point of view.

Apparently the novel isn’t your usual graphic novel stuff.  According to The Playlist, it apparently has a melancholy feel, and a rather downbeat ending, with Black’s take looking to amp up the optimism and the father-daughter relationship for his take.

This film comes just two years after having his career explode with the screenplay for Gus Van Sant’s MILK, which has truly launched his career.  He has both a directorial job in the form of the Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris starring film, WHAT'S WRONG WITH VIRGINIA, and the script for Eastwood’s Edgar Hoover biopic on the way, so this is just another step in Black’s utter domination of the world.

And for good reason. Dustin Lance Black is a truly gifted young filmmaker, who is pitch perfect for this material.  While I’m a bit sad that they are losing the more melancholy ending, I really dig the premise, and am really excited to see what Black has in store for us with this one.

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