Battling Boy

Brad Pitt’s production company picked up rights to the forthcoming graphic novel written and illustrated by Paul Pope in November. The story line follows the son of a god who comes down from the top of a mountain at his father’s urging to rid the giant, continent-sized city of Monstropolis of a plague of beasts. First Second Books will publish the comic in the spring. Paramount execs Eben Davidson and Andrew Calof are overseeing Tse’s adaptation for the studio. Tse, who is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment, co-wrote the recent adaptation of “Watchmen,” which Paramount distributed internationally. The film has grossed $177 million worldwide. Read more.

Make It Right

Mike Holmes managed to snag an A-list guest star – more like an A-plus, really – for his two-part TV special, Holmes in New Orleans, airing tonight and tomorrow at 9 p.m. on Global, to be followed Thursday by the first of a six-part spinoff series, to run consecutive Thursday nights at 8 on HGTV. Brad Pitt shows up early – tonight, in fact – in the new documentary chronicling the unprecedented rebuilding efforts of the Make it Right Foundation. As Holmes himself did in the Pitt-initiated project’s formative stages. It really all started … well, with Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 disaster that flooded almost 80 per cent of the historic city of New Orleans, taking more than 1,700 lives. Unlike many similar celebrity campaigns, Pitt’s resolutely pro-active Make it Right Foundation got right down to the business of rebuilding homes for Katrina’s many displaced survivors. All he needed was an experienced expert to oversee the effort. And as it happened, our own Holmes held the trademark for the “Make it Right” title, and has of course long shared Pitt’s commitment to charitable humanitarian action. Read more. Thanks Sandra. Is anyone able to record this program for SB in any way? Please contact me.