The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation
, not surprisingly, is a 150-word representation of the 9/11 Commission Report
, complete with "sans-serif captions, artist renderings, charts and sound-describing words such as 'Whooom!' and 'R-rrumble." Created by the team of Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, "the adaptation recounts the attacks with parallel timelines of the four hijacked planes" and is written, according to its creators, with a 99% reliance on the actual 9/11 Report, made to get the Report's contents out to the great number of Americans who are unlikely to read it (and, since committee members wrote a forward endorsing to book, I think it's safe to say they accomplished their goal).
The big news, however, is that Jacobson appeared on a ComicCon panel today, and told the assembled masses that, though their book doesn't even come out until next month, he and his team are moments away from signing a deal with none other than former Disney overlord Michael Eisner
to bring it to the big screen. If the interpretation of always-reliable Cinematical spy Karina Longworth
is correct, this will be Eisner's first independent project -- he's not starting small, is he?
Panel footage will go up at Netscape later today.