TV Show Based On Boom! Studios ‘Talent’ Comic Book In Development
As we’ve seen over recent years, TV producers have been turning more and more to the comic book world for inspiration in bringing new shows to screen. This latest one is not only interesting because of the book, but also because of person behind it – uber-producer Neal H. Moritz, whose work includes Preacher, Prison Break, Tru Calling and the Fast & Furious films.
The comic book Talent was created in 2006 by Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski and follows college professor, Nicholas Dane, who is the sole survivor of a plane crash which killed all 148 other passengers and crew. Unable to explain how he miraculously manages to survive 12 hours underwater when the plane goes down, he is accused of being responsible for the incident. Now, on the run as fugitive, he discovers he’s actually absorbed all the talents of the other passengers.
Neal H. Moritz’s production company Original Films have picked up the rights to Talent, but this isn’t the first time this has been attempted to be brought to screen. Back in 2011 Zack Whedon (Dr. Horrible, Fringe, Deadwood and youngest of the Whedon clan) wrote a film adaptation, but it unfortunately wasn’t picked up. This version is said to have no connection to the Whedon script.
Given Boom! Studios was only set up in 2005, it’s been pretty successful in getting its properties adapted for screen. Graphic novel The Empty Man is set to hit the big screen in 2018, 20th Century Fox have plans for a Mouse Guard movie, an adaptation of Mark Waid’s Irredeemable is also in the works.
There’s no timescale on the Talent adaptation, or any guarantee at this point that it will make it to series. However, with a producer like Moritz behind it, and an interesting premise for a tv show, that gives it a pretty good chance. We’ll let you know if we hear more.