Back in April, Jareth Grealish and Evan Young’s “The Forgotten” was picked up by Don Murphy and John Wells as a potential feature film. And while details have since been scarce, Murphy and Wells have extended their option.
"A well established screenwriter is now attached to the project,” Grealish told Mania.com. “While we're not at liberty to disclose his name, I can assure you the guy has some very impressive credentials, The take that he and our producers have on 'The Forgotten' is top-notch. Evan and I are very excited about where they are taking it."
“The Forgotten” was originally published by Fintan Studios as a four-issue miniseries back in 2002 that was co-written by Grealish and Young with artist John Forcucci. The story follows a mysterious man with the ability to make those around him forget that he ever existed as he attempts to unravel a murder mystery that may be tied to a deeper conspiracy.
Susan Montford and Claire Polstein are also attached to the film as producers.
In addition to “The Forgotten”, Murphy is also onboard the long-awaited adaptation of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s “We3.” Wells also has an extensive list of producing credits, including “ER”, “The West Wing” and “Southland.”
What do you think of the concept behind “The Forgotten”? Who would you cast in the lead? And should this film be a character intensive piece like “Memento” or high octane action like “The Transformers”? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!