Comic book scribe and screenwriter Zack Whedon has been tapped by Universal to write a screenplay based on Talent, a miniseries/graphic novel written by Christopher Golden and novelist Tom Sniegoski, illustrated by Paul Azaceta, and published by BOOM! Studios. Talent, which chronicles the adventures of a professor who survives a plane crash and discovers that he has inherited the talents of those who died, was the subject of a major bidding war between the studios back in 2006 (see “BOOM! Comic Gets Movie Deal”).
Now that Whedon, who has written the Terminator: 1984 miniseries for Dark Horse as well as writing for both AMC’s Rubicon and Fox’s Fringe TV series, has been assigned to adapt Talent, it appears that the long-stalled project is back on track.
Variety is reporting that Mark Platt will produce along with BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby.