Summit Entertainment — perhaps best known for releasing the “Twilight” films — and E1 Entertainment are developing a TV series based on “Push”, a superhero comic book-inspired movie that came out last year.
Screenwriter David Hayter has signed on to write the pilot and will serve as one of the executive producers on the project. Hayter’s previous credits include writing the screenplays for “Watchmen”, “X-Men”, “X2” and “The Scorpion King.” Hayter has also earned a fan following for his iconic role as the voice of Solid Snake in the “Metal Gear Solid” video game series. Hayter’s company, Dark Hero will also take an active role in producing the series.
The “Push” feature film was directed by Paul McGuigan and centered upon a small group of super-powered individuals who attempt to stop a government agency intent upon using them as superhuman soldiers. While the film was modestly received at the domestic box office, it is being used a springboard for the potential television spinoff.
“I’m looking forward to translating the fantastic concept behind 'Push' to the small screen,” said Hayter. “I’m also thrilled for Dark Hero to be in business with two independent powerhouses like Summit and E1.”
While the stars of “Push” including Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning are unlikely to return for the TV series, their characters could easily be used again given the ending of the movie.
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