Future Comics' Editor-In-Chief Bob Layton announced today that the
California-based Energy Entertainment has entered into a deal with
Future to bring their android adventurer, FREEMIND, to the big screen.
"We're extremely excited to have ENERGY on board." stated Layton,
adding that, "-- this project seems to be on the fast track for
development. I don't find this deal all that surprising, considering
that we, David Michelinie, Dick Giordano and I, created every one of
our Future Comics characters to translate easily into other media."
Daniel Alter, who is spearheading the comics management division for
Energy said, "The concept behind FREEMIND just hits you on the head
as an idea for a great film. And it's hard not to geek-out when I'm
speaking to Bob and David on the phone about the title and what
the 'take' on the film will be. I've been a fan of these guys from
IRON MAN to Valiant Comics and titles like X-O MANOWAR. Future Comics
is going to leave an indelible mark on the film industry and we're
extremely happy to be involved with them."
Marketing and Distribution V.P. Allen Berrebbi added, "The Spider-Man
movie's success proved that the average moviegoer, not just comic
book readers, enjoy the super-hero genre-- as long as they are
credible characters that they can relate to, care about and root for.
The Future Universe line is based on that very theme. Because of that
core concept (characterization), along with our well-written
premises, I have always believed that our heroes are extremely well-
suited for TV and film adaptations. I am glad to see that Hollywood
recognizes that as well."