Giant monsters are a dime a dozen, but only Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour's comic series Enormous explores what it's like to live in a world where the giant monsters have already won. That may be why Fox has just licensed the comic with plans to make it an "event series" in the near future.

Here's how Deadline describes the 215 Ink comic:

Set in the near future, the comic book series finds the world suffering a planetary resource crisis when a vast ecological cataclysm spawns The Enormous, massive beasts unlike anything ever witnessed. Displaced from atop the food chain, humankind struggles to stave off extinction, and a shattered society scrambles for refuge in the wake of the monstrous rampage. Ellen Grace, a former school teacher who lost everything in the uprising, leads a search and rescue team into the ruins of the city in hopes of locating children orphaned by the cataclysm. But not all the remaining humans seek salvation, and in a world dominated by monsters, man is still the most dangerous animal.

Those darn human beings! They ruin all the best post-apocalypses! Anyways, I'm willing to bet what sold Fox on the series was the live-action web-short/ adaptation of the series by Machinima, directed by BenDavid Grabinski and co-written by Trollhunter director André Øvredal (and Grabinski).

No word when it's due, but since Fox's TV division has done the licensing and they're looking for a showrunner, I think we can safely assume it won't be coming to theaters. And since it's an "event series," I assume that means it's going to have a decent budget — because if it can't give us some major giant monster destruction, what's the point?

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