New York Times bestselling and award-winning comedian ebook creator, tv and movie author Brian Okay Vaughan has been tapped to jot down the tv adaptation of “Buck Rogers” for Legendary. The deal falls beneath Legendary’s general pact with Vaughan.
“Transformers” producer Don Murphy and Susan Montford will produce through their Angry Films banner together with Flint Dille, the grandson of the unique Buck Rogers creator.
The challenge relies on the “Armageddon 2419 A.D.” novella by Philip Francis Nowlan that launched the Buck Rogers character in 1928. The story facilities on a coal mine inspector who awakens from suspended animation after 500 years to search out himself in the midst of a planetary struggle.
“Buck Rogers” has been tailored into numerous comedian strips, a film serial, radio and tv reveals. Developed by Chicago newspaperman John F. Dille within the 1930s, it instantly turned one of many world’s hottest comedian strips, learn by hundreds of thousands day by day within the newspapers everywhere in the world. The strip was basically Rip Van Winkle sooner or later through which a modern-day man wakes up 500 years sooner or later to a world that’s not recognizable to him. In this future world, so most of the staples of immediately’s science fiction movies made first appearances: ray weapons, rocket ships, jet packs, laser beams. The strip’s imaginative and prescient of the longer term influenced the World’s Fair and Tomorrowland in Disneyland. It turned so common that in 1939 it led to a wildly profitable 12 half serial starring Buster Crabbe. Between the strips, serial and later comedian books Buck Rogers turned as recognized to each American as Tarzan and Mickey Mouse.
Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are overseeing for Legendary. Cory Kaplan of Angry Films will co-produce.
Legendary is planning one thing alongside the strains of what was initially deliberate for Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower,” with a status tv collection that results in a blockbuster movie franchise together with an anime-style animated collection, all designed to reintroduce the Buck Rogers Universe to trendy audiences.
Brian Okay Vaughan is a New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of a number of critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels which have obtained 14 Eisner Awards, 14 Harvey Awards and a Hugo Award for his work with artist Fiona Staples on their collection “Saga.” His different comedian books embrace “Paper Girls” with artist Cliff Chiang that was just lately picked as much as collection by Amazon from Legendary TV in affiliation with Plan B, “Ex Machina” with artist Tony Harris, “Barrier” with artist Marcos Martin, and “We Stand on Guard” with artist Steve Skroce. In TV, Vaughan serves as an govt producer of the variation of FX drama collection “Y: The Last Man” starring Diane Lane, and as an govt advisor of Hulu’s “Runaways,” which additionally relies on a comic book by him.
Vaughan is repped by Verve and Ziffren Brittenham.
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