Production on the supernatural-themed film is slated to start this fall in South Africa. Helming the project for 20th Century Fox is David Prior, who is best known for his highly-regarded bonus features for Zodiac, The Social Network, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and also set to write the movie. Other Boom! Studios adaptations currently in the works at Fox are The Foundation, Imagine Agents, Lumberjanes, and Malignant Man, which is being produced by James Wan:
Released in 2014, The Empty Man was written by Eisner Award winner Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey. It is officially described as follows:
It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, ’empty’ state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.
It is noted in today’s trade report that the script for the Empty Man movie departs quite a bit from the original comic.
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