While the comics world is still dominated by superheroes, there’s a lot of books being grabbed up for film and TV adaptation that doesn’t revolve around that. The latest to get acquired in a competitive situation is the series Descender, which comes from writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dustin Nguyen. The series is set to debut in March from Imgae Comics and Sony Pictures has grabbed the rights for the film. Both Lemire and Nguyen will serve as executive producers for the film with Josh Bratman as a producer as well.
“It was a competitive situation for Descender, and we are thrilled that it ended with Sony Pictures acquiring the series,” Lemire and Nguyen said in the press release announcing the news. “We know that their film translation will do justice to the original comics, and we are thrilled with their belief in the franchise potential.”
Plot concept: The story follows TIM-21, an incredibly lifelike artificial boy whose machine DNA may very well hold the key to the origin of the robots that have decimated entire planets. Because of this, he is the most wanted robot in a universe that has outlawed androids. Nonetheless, TIM-21 and his ragtag group of friends jump from one exotic planet to the next as they search for his home in this sprawling cosmic opera.