If you like your superhero movies on the gritty side, New Line Cinema has picked up a new superhero crime thriller, Pulse. But you'll have to be patient, as according to THR the project is still in the script stage.
Based on the upcoming novel by Michael Harvey, the "grounded" story follows a teenager investigating his older brother's murder. While on the case, the kid gets help from a "mysterious mentor" and starts developing a "unique ability that helps him uncover the truth and protect himself along the way."
I am guessing the title of the new movie will change to avoid confusion with the 2006 horror film of the same name (which, in turn, was based on a 2001 Japanese horror film).
The script is being penned by current Narcos writer Jessie Nickson-Lopez (shown above), who also worked on Stranger Things and was integral to developing Pulse's pitch. Michael Harvey is a novelist and investigative journalist who also co-created Cold Case Files on A&E. Big-timers Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps will produce; previous projects of theirs include Arrival, Stranger Things, and the Night at the Museum movies.