Ridley Scott is one of the few filmmakers who stays just as busy as a producer as he does in the director’s chair. As he puts the finishing touches on The Counselor with Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Javier Bardem, the Prometheus director is putting his name behind an adaptation of Matt Kindt’s Mind MGMT.
Twentieth Century Fox will distribute the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says that a search for a screenwriter to adapt Kindt’s popular graphic novel is “under way.” The Dark Horse graphic novel follows a government agent named Henry Lime, who leads a team of psychic spies and investigators. The action in the book takes place after Lime has a freak out (with disastrous results), forcing him to go into hiding. But a second character, true-crime author Meru, comes into the picture and starts investigating Lime and his former organization.
Obviously, there’s a ton of shadow-corporation potential in a story such as this, and we can see why the director behind Body of Lies,, American Gangster, Black Hawk Down and Black Rain would be attracted to this material. Now we have to wait until we see whom Fox taps to write the film – and whom they hire to direct.
Later this year, Dark Horse will have another adaptation of a popular book -- R.I.P.D. -- in theaters. That one casts Ryan Reynolds as a recently-deceased police officer who joins a team of undead cops to solve the mystery of who killed him. So the books come at stories from different angles, and if R.I.P.D. takes off, Fox might have faith in <=""> and its potential. Let’s see what happens.
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