20th Century Fox Optioned Graphic Novel ‘The Empty Man’

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Deadline reports, 20th Century Fox has optioned The Empty Man written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey. For now they’ve been keeping the premise of the film hush hush, while David Prior is set to direct and write the screenplay.  You can read the full details below:

20th Century Fox has optioned The Empty Man, the Boom! graphic novel written by Eisner Award-winner Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey that was published in 2014. The studio has set emerging director David Prior to write and helm the adaptation in the latest to come from Fox’s first-look deal withBoom! Studios.

Although the film’s plot is being kept under wraps, the graphic novel is a supernatural thriller about a terrifying entity that may be responsible for a string of mysterious disappearances in a small midwestern town. Boom! Studios CEO and founder Ross Richie and president of development Stephen Christy will produce the pic, with Adam Yoelin co-producing. Fox’s Mark Roybal and Ryan Jones brought the project into the studio.

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