Morrison is familiar to comic fans as one of the most celebrated Batman writers in the modern era as well as the creator of The Invisibles series, while Taylor is best known for directing the Crank films and Gamer. Joining them as executive producers on the project are Amblin Television Co-Presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
Published in 1931, Brave New World proved revolutionary in its analysis of a future world in which people are conditioned to live simple, hedonistic lives devoid of strife, but greater purpose as well:
UCP is also developing Happy! for Syfy, an adaptation of a graphic novel originally written by Morrison and co-created with artist Darick Robertson. Morrison and Taylor are set as executive producers and co-wrote the pilot; Taylor is attached to direct.
This grimy crime black comedy features Nick Sax, a corrupt, intoxicated, ex-cop turned hit-man adrift in a twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit goes wrong, Nick finds a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail and a monstrous killer in a Santa suit on the loose. But his world is about to be changed forever by Happy, a tiny (imaginary) blue winged horse with a relentlessly positive attitude.
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