Writer to adapt The Umbrella Academy for screen

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Mark Bomback has been tapped to adapt The Umbrella Academy, the Dark Horse superhero comic created by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and set up at Universal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dark Horse's Mike Richardson is producing.

The Umbrella Academy is a group of disbanded superheroes who reunite after the death of their adoptive father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves, an alien disguised as a wealthy entrepreneur. Hargreeves collected the members of the group shortly after their birth and trained them to save the world, and, after his death, they carry on his plan.

The comic first came out as a six-issue miniseries in 2007, winning an Eisner Award, to the surprise of many. A second miniseries is being published.

Bomback's writing credits include the DC Comics adaptation Constantine and Race to Witch Mountain.