Penny Arcade comic heading to big screen

Hollywood Reporter reports that Paramount Pictures has purchased the rights to New Kid by Penny Arcade creators Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik.

The project is an adaptation of an online comic from Penny Arcade. The studio has picked up rights and tapped Book of Eli writer Gary Whitta to pen the script. Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing via their studio-based Disruption Entertainment.

The premise spins the feeling of being a new kid in school into an intergalactic story when the kid happens to be the lone earthling in a school chock full of aliens.