Paramount nabs DC comic “The Mighty”

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 3rd, 2011

And the comic book adaptations keep on coming.

With their cash cow collection of Marvel based comic book franchise films now gone thanks to the house of Mouse, Disney, Paramount is set to jump ship and head across the comic pond to DC.

Deadline is reporting that the studio has picked up the rights to the comic The Mighty, from creators Peter Tomasi and Keith Champagne. This is interesting, as this will be the rare DC property to not come from WB, as the rights are owned by Tomasi and Champagne, and not the comic icon itself.

The film will follow Gabriel Cole, a “cop who's life was saved by Alpha One as a child, [and] has uncovered his hero's dark plan that will put them on a collision course of an ordinary man versus a super-man.”

Now, while I’ve never read this book, I am a huge fan of Tomasi, particularly from his work on his run of Batman & Robin, so this is definitely an intriguing project. No writers or directors have been connected, but at this point, this does seem like a somewhat compelling take on the genre. It’s a genre that could use something a bit new, and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that this will be that such thing.

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