Ed Brubaker’s gritty comic follows a depressed college student who tries to kill himself, only to be given a new lease on life by a demon who tells him he must kill one person each month if he wants to continue living. The young man figures if he’s forced to kill to survive, he might as well take out some bad people.
Browsing: Daniel Casey
Casey has a lot of heat right now, and Sony is already working with him on Fede Alvarez’s Incognito. He did a rewrite on Bad Robot’s hit thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane and was recently hired by Fox 2000 to adapt Larry Niven’s short story Inconstant Moon for director James Ponsoldt.
After scoring eight Oscar nominations on Tuesday for Arrival, producer Shawn Levy is looking to stay in the realm of science-fiction. Along with his 21 Laps banner, Levy will produce an untitled sci-fi pitch, which has been acquired by Fox 2000. James Ponsoldt will direct based on a script by Daniel Casey.
The big screen adaptation of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ comic Incognito has tapped up and coming screenwriter Daniel Casey to work on the script. The project was previously in development at 20th Century Fox with Robert Schenkkan scripting. Now at Sony, Fede Alvarez and his writing partner, Rodo Sayagues penned the latest draft.
Scribe lands his first writing gig for director Bobby Glick.
Logline: Zack Overkill is a former villain in a witness-protection program. A mandated regimen of pills keeps his powers at bay, and an overzealous parole officer keeps his balls busted. But then he finds out that illegal substances restore his powers, freeing him from the drudgery of his job as file clerk and putting him behind a mask again, this time as a good guy.