Boom! Studios and Stranger Things director adapting James Wan's comic Malignant Man

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Aug 7, 2017

A confluence of creepy talents are coming together for a new sci-fi action thriller from Fox Studios and Boom! Studios. Fox recently partnered with the creator-driven comic book publisher, giving Boom! a "significant minority stake." And now they're putting the pieces together to start their first feature film.

Malignant is based on a 2012 graphic novel called Malignant Man, co-created by famed writer/director James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring), who is producing on this one. The story follows a terminally ill patient who discovers that his malignant tumor is actually a parasitic alien.

Here's the official synopsis:

"Alan Gates, a cancer patient with a terminal diagnosis, is resigned to his fate... until he discovers that his tumor is actually a mysterious parasite! Granted a second lease on life and incredible, otherworldly powers, Alan must fight against an evil army buried beneath society's skin, all the while unlocking the secrets of his forgotten past."

Rebecca Thomas has just signed on to direct. She has directed episodes of Stranger Things and is currently helming the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid reboot. The script is being written by Olkewicz, who previously co-produced Lights Out.

What do you think, are you into this one right off the bat? Or does Malignant still need to grow on you a bit more?

Malignant Man

(via Variety)