Another day, another comic book gets optioned by Hollywood with an eye towards turning it into a new movie franchise. Ahem. Excuse me, I meant, another graphic novel gets optioned. Yeah, that’s the ticket.
However you want to go about calling it, it’s another comic in a long line of comic books to have landed in Hollywood, this time in the form of Gene Roddenberry’s “Days Missing”.
The high-concept yarn is “an accounting of extraordinary 24-hour periods of time that have changed the course of humanity’s evolution, but have been erased from human memory by a mystical and ancient being known as The Steward. These ‘days missing,’ recorded in the annals of The Steward’s library, represent a lost human history that explains much more about who we are than we ever knew.”
The Benderspink boys are teaming up with Roddenberry Entertainment, fronted by the late “Star Trek” creator’s son Rod Roddenberry to make the property happen as not just a movie, but also as an ongoing TV series. Of course, given Roddenberry’s stamp on the property, I would say TV is the way to go here, as every comic book and their mother are scrambling to become the next big thing at the movies. Curiously, the comic book-to-TV market is relatively untapped at the moment as far as I can tell.
“Days Missing” has produced three limited-series runs so far, so it definitely has plenty of material for a TV show to plot from. Of course, the premise behind the show would lend itself to a heavily serialized format, and we know how badly serialized shows have fared on network TV lately…
Via : Deadline