Brad Peyton to Helm James Wan’s Produced Film Malignant Man. James Wan’s next project will be adapting his creation Malignant Man to the big screen, but he won’t be directing it himself. Instead, San Andreas’ Brad Peyton will be in the director’s chair for the adaptation.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported that 20th Century Fox has chosen Brad Peyton to adapt Boom! Studios’ sci-fi comic Malignant Man. James Wan co-created the comic book and was interested in directing, but it looks like his commitment to Aquaman may prevent him from doing so. However, he will stay involved as a producer through his company Atomic Monster. Wan will be working with Boom!’s Ross Richie and Stephen Christy to bring his story to life. The script will be written by Zak Olkewicz.
Malignant Man is about a patient, Alex Gates, who is about to die from a terminal disease and knows he doesn’t have long to live. That is, until he discovers that his malignant tumor is actually an alien parasite that grants him extraordinary abilities. With a renewed purpose, Gates is tasked with fighting a secret army that prowl into the shadows of society while also uncovering the secrets of his own life.
So what do you guys think of this? Will you be watching Malignant Man when it comes out in theaters?
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