It’s been several years since a film deal was made with Universal to turn the graphic novel “Talent” into a movie, but now some more headway is being made. "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" co-creator Zack Whedon, brother of Joss Whedon, has been hired to write the script for the film.
The report comes from Variety, which speculates that having Whedon brought on board will "stir momentum." After all, things hadn’t really been moving for “Talent” in quite a while.
Whedon’s writing credits include the TV shows “Deadwood” and “Fringe.”
A few other names are already attached to the "Talent" adaptation, too. Matt Platt will be producing the film along with Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby.
Based on a graphic novel by Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski and illustrated by Paul Azaceta, “Talent” is about a professor named Nicolas Dane who survives a terrible plane crash and walks away with the talents of all those who died on board. Because he is the lone survivor, he is suspected of causing the plane to crash and he’s forced to become a fugitive from the law.
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