The team that put together Netflix’s sci-fi sensation Stranger Things will take on superheroes with a big-screen adaptation of the upcoming novel Pulse.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stranger Things executive producers Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen turned to one of the show’s writers, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, to develop a pitch based on Michael Harvey’s upcoming novel Pulse. She’s now also writing the script for New Line Cinema.
Harvey’s novel is described as a superhero origin and coming-of-age story that combines elements from the crime and science fiction genres. Pulse follows a teenager investigating the murder of his brother. Along the way, he falls under the sway of a mysterious mentor and develops a superhuman ability that will help him discover the truth about his brother’s death.
Harvey is a noted crime author whose most recent novel Brighton was acquired by producer Graham King. He is also an investigative journalist who helped create A&E’s forensic series Cold Case Files. Pulse is set for a 2018 release by Ecco.
Nickson-Lopez wrote the Season 1 episode “The Monster,” and will also contribute to the second season of Stranger Things. Pulse will be her first work on a feature film.
Stranger Things earned Levy and Cohen’s 21 Laps 18 Emmy nominations, including for best drama series. The trailer for Season 2 debuted last month at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The new season will arrive Oct. 27 on Netflix.
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