Station Comic Book Optioned

May 8, 2009 While everybody and their grandmother are flying to movie theaters at warp speed to see the new J.J. Abrams-directed “Star Trek” movie, Boom Studios has their own plans to unleash an entirely different spacebound epic upon greater geekdom.

According to Variety, CBS Films has acquired the screen rights to “Station,” a Boom Studios comic book miniseries created and written by Johanna Stokes. The project will be produced by Boom Studios co-founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie, as well as “I, Robot” partners Jeff Vintar and Laurence Mark. Vintar is expected to pen the adaptation.

“Station” focuses on a group of astronauts sent to work together on the International Space Station, Earth’s first multinational extraterrestrial headquarters. The scientific achievement is marred suddenly by the surprising death of one of the crew members. The remaining astronauts, mistrustful of one another, must race against the clock to discover whether the death was accidental or if it was a cold-blooded murder.

“This feels like a Hitchcock movie in a James Cameron setting,” producer Mark said of the project. “Jeff is ideally suited to adapt this graphic novel.”

Jeff Vintar previously wrote the screenplay for “I, Robot,” which similarly focused on a murder investigation in the midst of a giant science-fiction landscape. There’s no word on how involved comic book writer Johanna Stokes will be.

Boom’s “Station” is one of many comic book and movie crossovers the company has lined up in recent months. In April, the studio set plans in motion to adapt “2 Guns” for Universal with Blake Masters at the helm. Additionally, Boom is responsible for comic book adaptations of hot film properties such as “28 Days Later” and “The Incredibles.”

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