‘Incredible Hulk’ Producer Acquires Rights To ‘Gearhead’ Movie

Incredible Hulk” producer Gale Anne Hurd sure has been busy lately. It seems like we’re mentioning her name just about every day, whether in conjunction with The Hulk’s latest big-screen bow or, more recently, the upcoming “Punisher: War Zone” film. This time around, however, Variety reports that Hurd’s production company Valhalla Motion Pictures has picked a decidedly more indie property: Arcana Comics’ four-issue miniseries “Gearhead.”

Created by Dennis Hopeless and Kevin Mellon, “Gearhead” features a female protagonist, Shelby, who embarks on a mission to unseat the corrupt superheroes who govern the country. According to Arcana’s synopsis of the series, the main character’s adventure takes her “from the drag strip all the way to the White House.”

With mainstream properties like Marvel’s Hulk and Punisher characters under her belt, it’s certainly interesting to see Hurd take an interest in one of the more under-the-radar comics titles of recent years. Of course, there’s only so much you can do with Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and the X-Men, we guess. Could this be a sign of things to come?

Have you read “Gearhead”? What do you think about this news? Who would you want to play Shelby?