LGBTQ+ Viking Adventure 'Heathen' Optioned for Film

Announced by DeadlineHEATHEN from Vault Comics has been optioned for a film by Constantin Film and Prime Universe. The script is set to be written by Kerry Williamson (Alex Cross, What Happened to Monday, Sandman Slim), and has Robert Kulzer, Adrian Askarieh, and F.J. DeSanto attached to produce. 

Written and drawn by Natasha Alterici, HEATHEN follows a young viking warrior named Aydis. Outcase and self-proclaimed "heathen," Aydis takes on a quest to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin and break the chains holding down the women around her. For a preview of HEATHEN, see below.

"The entire Heathen team and I are incredibly excited about adapting my little lesbian viking comic for film, especially with a kindred spirit like Kerry writing it," Alterici told Deadline. "I’ve been a film fanatic for longer than I’ve been a comics fans, and that my working in one format would lead to another is nothing less than a dream come true.”

HEATHEN VOLUME 1 quickly sold out and was rushed to a second printing after its debut with HEATHEN VOLUME 2 slated for a July 2018 release. HEATHEN was also selected by the Young Adult Library Service Association as one of their recommendations in the 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.

Casting and a projected release date has yet to be announced. For a full list of graphic novels optioned to screen by Diamond Book Distributor publishers, click here.

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