China, The US, And The UN Come Together To Bring “T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents” To The Screen



The United Nations is jumping on the comic-based-film bandwagon. China’s Huayi Brothers Media and veteran comic book film producer are bringing Tower Comics’ 1960s series, , to the big screen. The project was announced at New York Comic-Con, with a launch party held afterwards at the UN, who is a partner on the deal.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a video released at the announcement, “I love comic books – I see how they inspire people,” and has endorsed the comic adaptation in line with a UNICEF initiative called Comics Uniting Nations.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents follows a group of agents in “The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves” – a group of normal people who were given superpowers through high-tech enhancements in order to protect the world from international threats.

This marks another step forward in bridging the media gap for international filmmaking by focusing on a group of international peacekeepers, and also by creating a strong partnership between US and Chinese media companies. And as a sign that this project is endorsed by the comics industry in general, Stan Lee has agreed to appear in a cameo role in the movie, which, with the exception of Mallrats, would be the only non-Marvel film that Lee in which Lee will appear.


 | Staff Writer



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