May 13, 2014
Revelations Entertainment has just snatched the rights to the sci-fi comic book series PLANETOID. The series is based on a Han Solo- type character that crash lands in a strange planetary system and must lead an uprising amidst a futuristic population. Producers are currently meeting with writers to iron out an initial script as they move forward with a film that’s a little different from what the company is used to making.
Revelations Entertainment was started by Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary back in 1996, and they have usually stuck to dramas and thrillers over hardcore sci-fi/comic book material. Though they have produced the Emmy-nominated series “Through the Wormhole,” in which Morgan Freeman narrates explorations through the solar system, they are more knowns for films such as “Along Came a Spider,” “The Code,” “Invictus,” and “The Magic of Belle Isle.”
It will be interesting to see what direction they take with the series, as its mix of aliens, cyborgs, robots, and space adventures leave the possibility for a hybrid of live-action/animation, or a solely animated feature altogether. Producer Tracy Mercer, the driving force behind the acquisition of the film rights and overseeing for Revelations, is a noted sci-fi fan herself, and probably has a good idea of how to blend the elements together effectively.
The project is currently independent, but Revelations has a studio deal with Warner brothers that has been renewed through December 2014, and there is little doubt a major studio’s backing will be needed to produce a film of this complexity and caliber. Stay glued to the Tracking Board for any updates on the film, and see how they plan to make this thrilling comic book series come to life.
Courtesy of http://www.tracking-board.com/tb-exclusive-planetoid-comic-book-series-gets-big-screen-treatment/