<i>X-Men: First Class'</i> Jane Goldman to Adapt <i>Nonplayer</i> Comic

Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class screenwriter Jane Goldman will pen the Warner Bros. adaptation of Nonplayer, the acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy comic from video-game designer Nate Simpson.

"It’s futuristic, it’s incredible," Goldman told The Playlist while promoting The Woman in Black. "Science fiction is not a genre I’m used to [writing], but it’s my favorite."

The studio acquired the rights to the Image Comics miniseries in August, setting up Roy Lee (The Ring) and David Heyman (Harry Potter) to produce. Premiering in April, Nonplayer follows Dana Stevens, a young woman who retreats from her dull life into the digital-fantasy realm of Jarvath, where she’s a fearless warrior. Soon, however, her video-game adventures begin to intersect with the real world.

To date, just one issue has been published; Simpson, who won the Eisner Award for Best Newcomer, broke his collarbone in September in a bicycle accident.

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