Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt's production company, has picked Patrick Osborne to direct their upcoming adaptation of Paul Pope's graphic novel Battling Boy. Osborne won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film this year for Feast. He's also worked on full-length animated features such as Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, The Polar Express and Big Hero 6.
As for what is Battling Boy:
Monsters roam through Arcopolis, swallowing children into the horrors of their shadowy underworld. Only one man is a match for them – the genius vigilante Haggard West. Unfortunately, Haggard West is dead. Arcopolis is desperate, but when its salvation comes in the form of a twelve-year-old demigod, nobody is more surprised than Battling Boy himself.
[Source: The Tracking Board]