Amazon’s mature comic book series The Boys has shown that streaming services can make some awesome high-quality material that comes off as fresh and different from the feature films.
We’ll be getting another weird comic book adaptation on Amazon.
TheHollywoodReporter has learned that Amazon is now adapting the comic book Fear Agent from Dark Horse Comics into a streaming series on Prime Video (reportedly beating out HBO Max, Peacock, and TNT).
They’ve tasked screenwriter Mattson Tomlin (The Batman) and director David F. Sandberg (Shazam!) to work on the series pilot. The Boys’ Seth Rogen and Spider-Man franchise producer Matt Tolmach (Spider-Man 3, Venom 2, Venom, Morbius) are also involved.
Sandberg, who directed Shazam! and Annabelle: Creation, is on board to helm and executive produce while rising scribe Mattson Tomlin, who co-wrote Robert Pattinson-led The Batman, is on board to pen the pilot.
The 2005 comic was written by Rick Redeemer and drawn by Tony Moore, who will also executive produce the series.
Interstellar invaders. Time travel. Clones of clones of clones, and lots of whiskey. Whether he’s battling the scourge of space, going back in time to stop the alien invasion that changed earth forever, or winning his ex-wife back, there’s nothing that Heath Huston won’t do to try to right the wrongs and gets his family back. He is, after all, the last Fear Agent.
David F. Sandberg is also supposedly developing a sequel to Shazam! for Warner Bros. that should be coming in the very near future as Warner Bros. has been worried the young actors will age-out of their roles.
Tomlin is also behind scripts for Robert Pattinson’s The Batman (currently filming in the England/Scotland) and a live-action Mega Man movie.
Hopefully, this is a sign that Amazon will be looking to get their mits on other Dark Horse Comics.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER