News of a "Hoax Hunters" film adaptation first surfaced two years ago this month, and it's still very much alive -- with The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday delivering a major update on the project. Craig Titley, a consulting producer on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," is on board to write the screenplay.
Beyond his role as consulting producer, Titley is credited with season two "S.H.I.E.L.D." episode "The Writing on the Wall." His other credits include "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "The Cape." "I've never met a a conspiracy that I didn't love," Titley told THR of his interest in the comic's subject matter. "They force people to think outside the box, and are a way to rewire reality."
From the co-writer team of Steve Seeley and Michael Moreci, "Hoax Hunters" -- about a reality show team that involves investigates actual paranormal activity -- first launched in 2012 at Image Comics, illustrated by artist Axel Medellin. The series has since moved to Heavy Metal as the longtime anthology magazine's first comic book property under its new ownership, Jeff Krelitz and David Boxenbaum, who are set to produce the film along with "Transformers" franchise veteran Don Murphy.
This news comes on the same day as the release of a new "Hoax Hunters" #1 -- the first under the Heavy Metal banner -- written by Seeley and Moreci and illustrated by Chris Dibari.