Zak Olkewicz has signed on to adapt James Wan’s graphic novel MALIGNANT MAN for Fox. The project, which was set up at the studio last summer, follows a cancer patient who realizes that his tumor is actually a parasite that gives him powers which he uses to fight against an evil army while discovering secrets from his past.
Wan will direct and produce alongside Boom! Studios’ Stephen Chisty and Ross Richie.
The 2013 Hit List alum sold his first spec just one month after making the 2012 Young and Hungry list. His follow-up, Ink and Bone, was picked up by Dimension with Evan Daugherty directing. Olkewicz then hit the market with the pitch Elimination in 2013, which sold to 21 Laps and Fox Searchlight later that year.
Olivia Diaz | Film Journalist