Thor Writer Prepping Freakshow Adaptation as Directing Gig
by Ethan Anderton
July 20, 2010
Though the adaptation of Marvel's Norse god comic hero Thor hasn't even made it's Comic-Con debut (stay tuned for our coverage), let alone unveiled any trailer, screenwriter Mark Protosevich is already moving towards his next project. Variety says the writer has chosen Freakshow as his next comic book adaptation and he's even looking to potentially direct this as well. The story in the comic follows five young people who are turned into mutants by a cataclysmic chemical explosion and must decide whether to use their newfound powers to save the city or exact revenge on those responsible after the world's only superhero is killed. Wow.
In addition, Protosevich will be producing with Sheldon Turner (writer of Up in the Air) and Jennifer Klein (producer of Pearl Harbor). The three-issue miniseries won't be published until next January, but will be promoted by Ape Entertainment at this week's Comic-Con with advance copies being sold at the convention as well. Count me intrigued by the plot, though it feels like it has a certain touch of The Runaways in it (an adaptation I'm very much excited about as well) so I might pick up an advanced copy to check it out. Surely there will be plenty of comic book adaptation announcements coming out of the woodwork this week, so stay tuned for all our Comic-Con 2010 coverage and plenty more news from San Diego. Anyone else curious?
You can find a few extra photos of the comic book covers (like the one above) they've created for Freakshow on the official "making of" blog found at: freakshowcomic.blogspot.com. It looks like Shane Acker's 9 meets the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics, but I'm still looking forward to it. Check out their site for more.