Anyone who's every been in New York City knows couriers are probably the last people to cross on the Isle Manhattan, but "Lost" writer and creator of ABC Family's completed "Middleman" series Javier Grillo-Marxuach is even more aware than most, having written the film adaptation of Brian Wood ("Local," "DMZ") and Rob G's ("Teenagers From Mars") comic book series "Couriers."
Grillo-Marxuach told MTV News that he was approached by Intrepid Pictures to write a script for the high-action comic book adaptation back in 2006, which he's since completed. Now the involved parties are waiting to see what develops in Hollywood.
"I've written the script and we've had studio interest and directors attached and all that, and now we're just hoping to make this movie," said Grillo-Marxuach.
The comic book series stars two city couriers who act more as mercenaries than deliverymen. Things get complicated when they take on precious human cargo and must face their most dangerous and complicated assignment to date.
Even if the project is still awaiting additional traction, fans of the series shouldn't have to worry about a faithful adaptation of the delivery-oriented title -- at least not if Grillo-Marxuach has his way.
"One of the things 'Middleman' taught me that I'm now very conscious of myself, is that whenever I'm called upon to do an adaptation of a comic book or other material, is to really preserve everything I can from the original in the translation. I'm not one of those people who likes to take a title and character and then throw everything else out," said Grillo-Marxuach, "That's how I wrote the script, so I'm hoping sooner rather than later we can move that into production and have a wonderful movie that ultimately gets looked at as one of the good comic book adaptations."
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