See what I did there? It’s a double entendre. Anyhoo, Happy is actually the name of the latest graphic novel by Grant Morrison, the first issue of which was released just a month ago. But quicker than you can say “imaginary horse” it seems that Happy is about to be turned into a major motion picture.
Actor and musician The RZA has optioned the comic, which follows a down-and-out ex-cop and drug addict who survives a mob hit and as a result of his injury can now see a blue flying horse named Happy, who then gives Nick a very special Christmas mission. Morrison himself will write the screenplay, while Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained) produces and RZA himself directs.
The news of the adaption was so fresh that Happy artist Darick Robertson, had only just heard about it,
I just found out about this shortly before Morrisoncon, and after seeing the trailer for The Man With The Iron Fists I’m excited to see RZA’s take on our comic!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Happy movie doesn’t yet have a distributor or any financiers, but news on that front might be coming sooner rather than later.
Obviously, we’ll keep you posted with developments.
Source: Bleeding Cool