Director of the Norwegian monster flick Trollhunter, Andre Ovredal, will direct the adaptation of the graphic novel Enormous. The ambitious project will involve; a television show, a feature film and a web series. The project will feature a plot involving a monster apocalypse, and be produced by Adrian Askarieh, producer of Hitman.
Enormous will follow various characters around the world as humanity deals with monsters ravaging the planet. Ovredal has experience dealing with giant monsters. Trollhunter focuses on college students filming an experienced troll hunter as he hunted down a variety of trolls, including a giant.
The gigantic monsters featured in Enormous are created by “ecological events” and spring up all over the world. The project aims emulate the tone of Cloverfield and The Walking Dead; both focus on the relationships between characters dealing with monsters destroying civilization.
Trollhunter received good reviews both in Norway and upon being released in English with subtitles. Trollhunter was filmed on a shoestring of under a million dollars it will be interesting to see what Ovredal can do with a more robust budget with a project of this scale.