“The Fast and the Furious” franchise producer Neal H. Moritz will adapt BOOM! Studios’ “Talent” for the big screen. The film rights for the property were picked up by Moritz’s production company, Original Film, after Universal Studios sold the rights in a turnaround deal.
“Talent” is a comic book series created by Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski and Paul Azaceta detailing the sole survivor of a plane crash’s supernatural fight for survival. Soon after emerging from the wreckage, college professor Nicholas Dane realizes he now possesses the talents of all the individuals aboard the downed plane. A conspiracy ensnares Dane amid suspicion that he had something to do with the crash.
Original Film’s Toby Jaffe will produce the film alongside Moritz. Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios’ founder and CEO, and Stephen Christy, the comic book publisher’s president of development, will also produce the adaptation.
While at Universal Studios, the script for “Talent” was originally going to be adapted for the screen by Zack Whedon, brother of Joss Whedon. A director for the film was never announced.
Moritz is credited with producing over 70 films under the Original Film banner, including the entire “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, “I Am Legend,” “Goosebumps” and “22 Jump Street.”