Did you know that comic book movie adaptations do well for the most part in theaters? Hollywood certainly does, as the list of graphic novels being brought to the big screen has grown ever longer. This time it’s the Matt Kindt series “Mind MGMT” and Guy Delisle’s “Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea” that are getting the adaptation treatment.
First up, Deadline is reporting that Gore Verbinski has signed on to produce and direct an adaptation on “Pyongyang,” while “The Pursuit of Happyness” scribe Steve Conrad will pen the script. That graphic novel follows the journey of French animator Delisle as he travels to North Korea to supervise work on an animated film but ends up getting accused of espionage.
As for “Mind MGMT,” The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Ridley Scott is producing the adaptation for 20th Century Fox alongside Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg. Scott is not set to helm the project, and a search is currently out for a screenwriter. That novel focuses on a government agency full of psychic spies after its greatest asset, a man named Henry Lime, manages to escape.
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