Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Spectre coming to Fox?
As a long time comics fan and a huge fan of DC and their Golden Age characters, this has me excited.
Fox is developing a drama based on The Spectre, DC Comics’ hooded Spirit of Vengeance, Deadline reports.
Brandon Camp, creator of the short-lived sci-fi drama John Doe, will write the adaptation, which centers on an ex-cop serving time in limbo who hunts down earthly criminals on behalf of the dead. Warner Bros. Television and Gerber Pictures will produce The Spectre, which has received a script commitment from Fox, with Camp and Bill Gerber (Gran Torino) serving as executive producers.
Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer, apparently brought the property to Camp’s attention.
Created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily, The Spectre debuted in 1940 when hard-boiled cop Jim Corrigan was murdered and his spirit refused entry into the afterlife, instead being sent back to Earth to battle evil. The character became a regular fixture of the DC Universe over the next seven decades, occasionally fading away, or being seemingly destroyed, only to be resurrected again and again.
Good work, Geoff!!! Check out the link for all the details.