Warner Bros. and 'Harry Potter' Producer to Adapt 'Nonplayer' Comic
Now that they're finished with the Harry Potter franchise (which is making a big push for a Best Picture nod), Warner Bros. and producer David Heyman are setting up another fantasy series. Variety reports the collaborators are working with The Ring producer Roy Lee on an adaptation of Nate Simpson's comic book Nonplayer from Image Comics. The first six issues of the comic went on sale in April with a story that blends sci-fi and fantasy as it follows Dana Stevens, a brilliant young woman who retreats from the dismal workaday world of the future into the digital fantasy realm of Jarvath, where she's a fearless warrior.
In this fantasy world she slays the wife of celebrity game character King Heremoth, and her fame seems all but guaranteed until the game spins totally out of control. The project, which almost seems like it could easily be a World of Warcraft film, is being developed as a potential tentpole and with the high concept and futuristic fantasy settings, it's sure to be a big budget endeavor. It'll be hard to measure up to something like Harry Potter, but with Heyman on board, he's sure to get the right team together to bring this comic to life in an epic way on the big screen.