MGM Eyes Futuristic ‘Jonas Moore’ Webcomic For Television

In hopes if revitalizing their television production wing, Variety reports that MGM’s television arm has optioned the UK-based online webcomic “The Many Worlds of Jonas Moore” for development as a possible action-drama series.

The story of “Jonas Moore” — created by Howard Webster in partnership with Triumph Motorcycles — revolves around a video game junkie who finds himself a fugitive in a futuristic world where the British rules the globe, and America has become a virtual world in a global game network. “Jonas” is currently available as a download for iPod or PC on the website, and is also offered as a “traditional” comic book for you purists out there.

As of now, MGM is currently looking for a writer to adapt the novel for television, and hopes to put production on the fast track to begin filming by next year.

Are traditional comics tapped for material, and are online comics the future of movies and TV shows? Let the debate begin in the comments.