Fast & Furious mega-producer Neal Moritz is uniting with Boom! Studios to adapt their paranormal action thriller, Talent, into a feature film that could eventually land at either 20th Century Fox, where Boom! has a first-look deal, or Sony, where Moritz has his exclusive deal.
Created and written by Christopher Golden (Baltimore) and Tom Sniegoski (Fallen) with art by Paul Azaceta (Outcast), Talent was a 2006 four-issue mini-series that told the tale of college professor Nicholas Dane, the lone survivor of Flight 654, which crashed into the ocean, killing the entire crew and 148 passengers. Dane begins to inherit the talents and abilities of the various deceased passengers, and with officials attempting to implicate him in the accident, must go on the run to escape the clutches of a strange conspiracy cult trying to kill him.
The intriguing project has a familiar feel to it, most obviously J.J. Abrams' Lost and The Fugitive, and it will be interesting to see who the Passengers producer will pick for a screenwriter, star and director. Talent was previously set up at Universal before it went into turnaround and was snatched up by Moritz.
Boom! Studios currently has multiple comic books in development or production, including The Woods, Mouse Guard, Irredeemable, Insurrection and The Empty Man, and is continuing to find Hollywood homes for more dynamic titles in its fertile catalog.
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