Valiant Re-Teams Stephen Susco and Brett Ratner for its Harbinger Adaptation
Another comics-to-film adaptation is back on track as Valiant Entertainment Group has brought back Stephen Susco to write a script for its Harbinger comic series adaptation with Brett Ratner set to develop and possibly direct.
Per Variety, Susco originally developed and Brett Ratner was originally attached to direct when the project was at Paramount, but underlying rights issues in the wake of the Fox/WB lawsuit over Watchmen stalled the project.
The hit Valiant comic books were created by Jim Shooter. It's a dark and modern twist on the mutant/superhero mythology and follows Pete Stanchek, a teenager- turned-superhero and his battle with a equally powerful industrialist.
Alexandra Milchan will produce along with Valiant Entertainment Group chief creative officer Dinesh Shamdasani. Rat entertainment's John Cheng is executive producing.
Harbinger: The Beginning Synopsis:
Harbingers are human beings with extraordinary powers of the mind. Throughout history, their dangerous abilities tended to lie dormant, emerging in occasional bursts that are brought on by stress. This all changes when Japanese tycoon Toyo Harada, the world's most powerful Harbinger, establishes the Harbinger Foundation. The organization's vast power and resources are dedicated to train other Harbingers and promote Harada's vision of world betterment, no matter the cost. Soon after, the Foundation discovers the existence of teenager Peter Stanchek, the only Harbinger who can rival Harada's own Godlike powers.
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