Landis is teaming up with "24" and "Homeland" mastermind Howard Gordon for a new Fox project called "Vigilant," described as a "'superhero' origin story told through the unlikely point of view of a smart 20-year-old woman who happens to be a social outcast." The character develops a vigilante persona to battle criminal activity inside of a police department and city when her father, a detective, is coerced into working for the corrupt.
The Hollywood Reporter has more on the story, including news that Fox has ordered a script plus penalty order, with Landis tackling the script himself. He'll executive produce along with Gordon as well as Hugh Fitzpatrick as co-executive producer.
For his own part, Landis took to Twitter to clarify his opinion that "Vigilant" isn't "a 'superhero' show in ANY traditional sense."
"Comparing it to 'The Cape' or 'Powers' or 'Arrow' or 'Smallville' is... just not accurate," he wrote. "Vigilant comes at the whole equation of what a 'vigilante' in a very different way. It has more in common with The Wire than Smallville."
Stay tuned for more on the project.
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