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Jason Bateman to Direct Adaptation of Audiobook ‘Superworld’

Jason Bateman is teaming up together with his author from the 2018 comedy “Game Night” and can direct a film based mostly on a superhero audiobook known as “Superworld,” a person with data of the venture instructed TheWrap.

Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the just lately launched Audible Original that’s set in 2038 when everybody on Earth has superpowers, apart from one man who could maintain the destiny of humanity in his palms.

“Superworld” will probably be based mostly on the audiobook story by Gus Krieger. Bateman will direct the movie adaptation and Mark Perez will adapt the screenplay.

Bateman may even produce by way of his Aggregate Film banner. Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Joff Okin may even produce.

The “Ozark” star has been a sizzling commodity of late — he’s additionally connected to direct an untitled movie at Netflix with John Cena that Perez can also be slated to put in writing. He’ll additionally direct “Shut In” for New Line Cinema, just lately joined a Millie Bobby Brown venture at Netflix as a producer and can also be in talks to direct “Here Comes the Flood,” one other thriller at Netflix.

Jason Bateman is represented by CAA, Lighthouse Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson. Perez is represented by ICM Partners and Hansen Jacobson.

THR first reported the information of the venture.

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