Summit Entertainment is negotiating for the rights to Crosshair, an adaptation of the Top Cow comic being produced by Mandeville Films.
Heat Vision reports that Morgan Foehl, who was an assistant editor on the FX series Rescue Me, will write the screenplay about a former assassin turned devoted father who discovers he’s been programmed to kill the President.
Created by Marc Silvestri, written by Jeff Katz and penciled by Allan Jefferson, Crosshair debuted in October as part of Top Cow’s “Pilot Season” initiative in which readers vote on which of six one-shots will continue as ongoing series. You can read a preview of the first issue at Comic Book Resources.
Mandeville partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman (The Fighter), who acquired the movie rights in July, are attached as producers, with Katz co-producing for Top Cow. Silvestri, Mandeville’s David Manpearl and Top Cow President Matt Hawkins will executive produce.
Here’s the official description of the comic, courtesy of Top Cow: ““After settling into the life of loving husband and devoted father in the suburbs, a former assassin for the CIA learns he’s been brainwashed to kill the President of the United States. To his horror, Justin Weller has discovered that in less than 48 hours something or someone will trigger his suppressed program and send him into deadly and irreversible action. Weller must discover his triggering mechanism and uncover who is behind the conspiracy that will pitch the world into chaos.”