Morrison told Robot 6.
"Thunder Road just called me today and said we can officially announce it, so I'm quite happy about that,"
Morrison himself won't be writing the screenplay for this eight issue mini series adaptation that began in January. The story is about a diabetic teenager named Joe who is sucked into a fantasy world where his pet Rat is a warrior and his toys talk. All while in the real world all his actions are in fact a diabetic shock.
Also this is a good moment to announce that the hardcover will be released January of 2011.
Personally I love this series because I relate so well with the character better than anybody else, for a lot of reasons, but you don't have to take my word for it, go read it yourselves or take the Comic Vine staff's word for it: Joe the Barbarian #1 Review, Unscripted: Joe the Barbarian #3 & Review: Joe the Barbarian #4
So let me just put this idea out there... I love the story and the character so much that I would like to play Joe Manson in the Joe the Barbarian movie...
What do you guys think do I have a shot? If not me then who should play Joe?