The DC Comics Series, The Monolith, is headed for the big screen. The project is in development at Lionsgate and will be directed by first timer Dave Wilson.
The Monolith is a story about a powerful Golem created during the Great Depression in the 1930’s. The creature was made to protect New York from the dark underworld that threatened its citizens, but at some point, the Golem was sealed away. An ex-junkie named Alice Cohen finds a diary in her grandmother’s house and manages to release the Golem to continue his protection of New York. Alice is now responsible for keeping him in check.
The Monolith did have a run in with Batman when it was owned by DC, but the rights of the character image have gone back to the creators and we’re assuming that’s why this is being developed at Lionsgate and not Warner Bros.
The story, created by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, lasted 12 issues and was published by DC Comics in 2004 and 2005, but later moved over to Image Comics.