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The project is being developed as an animated series, which Yost, a Marvel Comics scribe who segued to screenwriting with Thor: Ragnarok and The Mandalorian, will write.
Executive producing will be Aron Levitz, David Madden, Taylor Grant and Sydney Bright for Webtoon.
Booth’s webnovel follows the adventures of space bounty hunter Kas Balera. When a disaster of epic proportions rocks the entire solar system, Balera must rally a stolen federal robot, a child genius and her trusty ship, the Calista, in order to save the galaxy from destruction.
The novel has over 1 million reads on Wattpad.
“Mike Booth’s Hawk is everything I love in sci-fi — it’s action, adventure, mystery and intrigue, mind-blowing new worlds, aliens and tech, all wrapped around great characters, a found family and a future that’s worth fighting for,” said Yost in a statement.
Yost, perhaps best-known as the co-creator of Logan character X-23, has an extensive résumé in animation. Among his credits are teleplays for Star Wars: Rebels, Cowboy Bebop and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
This fall, he is returning to comics with Unnatural Order, a supernatural sci-fi title that, based on preorders, has become Vault Comics’ best-selling comic of all time.
Wattpad Webtoon has several of its titles slated for adaptations, none more high-profile than Lore Olympus, Rachel Smythe’s romantic fantasy that has over 1.3 billion views and is being produced with The Jim Henson Co.
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