Paramount has gotten one over Warner Bros. and acquired a D.C. comic book title. Anyone who has been doing this long enough knows that pretty much all D.C. properties has to go through Warner Bros. first. Not so in this case. Paramount has acquired rights to “The Mighty”, a D.C. comic book from writers Keith Champagne and Peter Tomasi and artist Peter Snejberg for big screen treatment.
The plot of “The Mighty” goes thusly:
The Mighty tells the story of Alpha-One, the world’s most powerful super-being, who has always been a force for good, but Gabriel Cole, a cop who’s life was saved by Alpha One as a child, has uncovered his hero’s dark plan that will put them on a collision course of an ordinary man versus a super-man.
I’ve actually read the first issue of “The Mighty”, but never got farther than that. No idea why. The premise sounded pretty catchy, but for some reason I was never compelled to keep reading it. Maybe I should pick it up again…
Mary Parent’s Paramount-based Disruption Entertainment will produce along with Cale Boyter and Benderspink’s JC Spink.