Platinum to Bring 'Alien At Large' Graphic Novel to the Big Screen Next
Platinum Studios, the publisher behind the original Cowboys & Aliens, has announced today that they're partnering with Practical Pictures for an adaptation of their graphic novel Alien At Large. Created and written by Bob Keenan, Alien At Large tells the story of Earth's first interstellar ambassador, who is not the brightest star in the galaxy. Although he means well, he has the uncanny ability to turn a harmless situation into utter catastrophe. Yet his bumbling might just save our planet, as his arrival unwittingly disrupts a nefarious alien conspiracy. Sounds like it has a reverse Men in Black feel to it, but I haven't read the comic.
Practical Pictures were apparently producers for the American Pie and Final Destination franchises. I'm not familiar with the Alien At Large comic, but you can read a few pages on the official website. The lead guy in this looks a bit goofy, but if they can contemporize it in the same kind of way that Jon Favreau has with Cowboys & Aliens (trailer), I think it has the potential to be pretty cool. Alien At Large is just one of the properties Platinum Studios controls among a multi-universe library of over 5,000 comic characters. While other large comics-based libraries are already spoken for, Platinum remains independent. Anyone familiar?