In July 2011, SUPERGODS, his first major mainstream book was published to great critical and commercial acclaim by Random House and explored the history of superheroes through the lens of his own experiences as a successful comic book writer. It was featured on the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers list. Morrison has been a member of the WGA since 2003 and has written 3 screenplays, SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS for Dreamworks SKG, WE3, based on his acclaimed innovative DC/Vertigo series for New Line and AREA 51, based on the video game for Paramount Pictures. Other screenwriting has commenced in 2011 for features in development, including DOMINION: DINOSAURS VS ALIENS for director Barry Sonnenfeld and Cheyenne Enterprises, ROGUE TROOPER for Sam Worthington’s Full Clip Productions and original indie genre film SINATORO.
Thunder Road Pictures is currently developing a film adaptation of his latest creator owned series JOE THE BARBARIAN from DC’s adult-oriented Vertigo imprint. For 2 years from August 2008, Morrison worked as a Consultant with Warner Bros on superhero and genre movies and maintains a relationship with DC Entertainment through the DC Comics division. In Spring 2011, Warner Bros Animation released the feature based on his multi-award winning DC Comics series, ALL STAR SUPERMAN. He is currently developing a variety of television, film and videogames ideas based on new concepts, including a new sci-fi series, BONNYROAD with Paul McGuigan directing and Stephen Fry producing. In 2008, Morrison worked on 18 DAYS, an animated serial version of the Indian Epic, MAHABHARATA, for Liquid Comics. A book of the development of the project was released in November 2010. He has also worked on video games, with stories for Battlestar Galactica and Predator: Concrete Jungle, both by Vivendi Universal. There are current plans to develop original games. Morrison is the author of two stage plays – ‘Red King Rising’ and ‘Depravity’, which, between them, won a Fringe First Award, the Independent Theatre Award for 1989 and the Evening Standard Award for new drama at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A new adaptation to take ‘Red King Rising’ to the big screen is being discussed. He has written a number of short stories for popular anthologies including the ‘Hot Blood’ series and Penguin Books ‘Disco 2000’. ‘LOVELY BISCUITS’ a retrospective collection of short stories and theatre scripts was released in 1999 by Oneiros Books. His travel writing also appears in Penguin's ‘Fortune Hotel’ anthology and he has contributed to the architecture book, 'Malaparte: A House Like Me'. His many articles and features written for the press and television include the media satire column ‘The Smell of Reason’ in Sleaze Nation magazine, pieces for the Glasgow Herald, the Evening Standard and GQ Style, as well as ambient erotic prose for the fetish magazine SKIN TWO. His artwork has featured in various shows including, the CCA Gallery exhibition ‘Slipstream’ in 1998, at the Irish Institute of Modern Art in Dublin along with Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordon, where he also was a speaker. In 2007, ‘The Invisibles’ was included in the 1st Athens Bienalle, ‘Destroy Athens’ and more recently has featured several times with digital video artists AL+AL in their shows with Metal and FACT in Liverpool. His life and work has been the subject of film and television documentaries, the feature length ‘Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods’ was released in October 2010. He is a regular guest on TV and radio and participates in lectures as a prominent ‘counterculture’ spokesman, Previous events include the Unified Fields series of world summits at the Aspen Institute, Disinformation Company seminars and workshops in Manhattan, Los Angeles and the Omega Institute. In 2006 and 2008 at the San Diego Comic-Con, Morrison and Deepak Chopra held two major showcase panels to discuss the ‘Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes’. Morrison, a practising Chaos magician since 1979, has travelled extensively, and played with various bands. He still writes and records music and stages semi-regular DJ happenings under the aegis of The Beastocracy in Glasgow and London. Barely educated at Mosspark Primary and Allan Glen's School for Boys, he now lives and works between homes in Glasgow, Scotland and Los Angeles. Outside of writing, Grant was short listed in the Most Stylish Male category at the 2007 Scottish Style Awards and was profiled in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of GQ Style with a portrait by David Bailey. He is currently appearing in the music videos for My Chemical Romance’s songs ‘Na Na Na’ and ‘Sing’ as the villainous Korse. Grant Morrison is represented by Lars Theriot and Kevin Crotty at ICM Partners.