We knew it would only be a matter of time before one of Penny Arcade's imaginative one-offs got noticed by the cinematic powers that be. We might have placed our bets on The Lookouts or Automata -- as it so happens, though, the gaming comic's strip which caught the eye
of Paramount Studios was "The New Kid
," a one-page tale about a boy who's settling into his adolescent life on an orbiting starcraft.
Paramount, which was met with success with its utterly wonderful animated film Rango
, has enlisted the help of Book of Eli
writer Gary Whitta to adapt the strip to a full-length animated feature. We're excited to see what he comes up with -- and ever-hopeful that somebody somewhere gives some similar attention to Automata. (Please?)