Julianne Films, Walking The Dog and Melusine Productions have announced plans to produce a French CG-animated adaptation of Jiro Taniguchi's manga The Summit of the Gods. Veteran National Geographic Magazine photographer Éric Valli and animator Jean-Christophe Roger will direct.
The manga, which was recognized by Agency for Cultural Affairs at the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2001, is based on the novel by Baku Yumemakura and follows a photographer who finds a camera supposedly belonging to George Mallory, a mountaineer who went missing on Mount Everest. It's been released in English and Spanish by Fanfare/Ponent Mon and in French by Kana. It ran five volumes between 2000 and 2003 in Business Jump.
Last year, volume four was nominated for the American comic industry's Eisner Award for "Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia".