When it works, don’t do anything to change it.
That apparently is Zoe Saldana’s mantra as she is set to star in yet another genre adaptation — this time the film version of Joe Kelly’s popular graphic novel “I Kill Giants.” This follows not only Star Trek but “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avatar,” among other popular science-fiction projects.
Saldana, who is currently working on “Star Trek: Beyond” as Uhura, will play Mrs. Molle, the school psychologist in a story that features a young girl who escapes into her imagination (and sometimes reality) to battle monsters.
“I am thrilled to have the massively talented Zoe helping us bring Joe Kelly’s beautiful story to life,” director Anders Walter told The Wrap. “I couldn’t be more excited to see Mrs. Molle — a kind, strong and incredibly inspirational character — up on the big screen.”
The seven-issue graphic novel was published between 2008 and 2009 by Image Comics. Kelly penned the story while Ken Niimura was the artist.
Kelly has returned to help adapt the screenplay for the film — not a huge stretch for the writer since he also helped pen episodes of animated shows like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and co-created the Ben 10 franchise.
The film stars Madison Wolfe as the young protagonist, Barbara, who takes on the adventures against the monsters. She recently appeared in the series “Zoo” and “The Astronaut Wives Club,” as well as in HBO’s acclaimed “True Detective” last year. She’s also set to appear in Bryan Cranston’s upcoming film “Trumbo,” which will be released in November.
Saldana reportedly beat out some big names to win the role, including Oscar winner Halle Berry.