Matt Reeves, Peter Dinklage and Netflix teaming for Last Sons of America
Netflix has announced that it will be teaming up with Matt Reeves’ production company 6th & Idaho and Peter Dinklage’s Estuary Films to adapt the graphic novel Last Sons of America from Boom! Studios for the streaming service.
The novel, written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and illustrated by Matthew Dow Smith (Hellboy), is set in the not-too-distant future where Americans are no longer able to conceive and children have become a valuable commodity around the globe.
Brothers Jackie and Julian are operating as adoption agents in Colombia, securing deals with families willing to give their children up for a presumably better life in America. When the brothers suddenly find themselves with their backs against the wall, Jackie makes a grave mistake that sends them spiraling into a dark mystery at the root of their world’s status quo; a mystery much darker than they might be able to bear.
In addition to producing the adaptation, Dinklage (Game of Thrones) is also attached to star as Julian, while acclaimed indie filmmaker Josh Mond (James White) is attahed to write and direct the project.
Reeves, who has a first-look deal with the streaming service, is well-known for directing the latter two entries of the acclaimed Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy and is currently attached as writer, producer and director of the upcoming The Batman, which is set to begin filming later this year and scheduled for a June 25, 2021 release.
Dinklage, who has starred in the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones, winning three Primetime Emmys for his role and will be seen in the final upcoming season that is set to premiere on April 14, was most recently seen in the Oscar-winning dramedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and the blockbuster comic book hit Avengers: Infinity War.