The 'Avengers' writer is ready for a new project!
We reported way back that there was going to be a live-action television adaptation of 'POWERS' airing on FX, but did not hear anything about it for a rather long time. We finally got a little bit of news on the project, though! According to a report, it seems that ' POWERS' writer Brian Michael Bendis is on board with the proposed series with Kevin Falls who was Executive Producer for NBC's "Journeyman."
The prospect of a POWERS live adaptation has been in the rumor mill for some time now and Bendis' name has been attached for quite a while. It has been confirmed, however, by FX's President and General Manager John Landgraf that both Bendis and Falls are attached to the project and that it may be necessary to make some alterations on the story in order to adapt it onto the small screen.
"[You're] asking yourself the question, 'What stays and what goes?'" Landgraf posited. "For example, the Retro Girl murder story: should that whole story be told in the pilot, or do we introduce it and tell it later? But the new writer [now identified as Falls] and Brian have got a good take on it. They came in about two months ago and pitched what they were doing, and it was great."
It seems that Bendis is looking forward to the project and to working with Falls, citing that he did not expect someone of Falls' caliber to work on the series with him.
Bendis described Falls as a creative talent "[much] higher up on the food chain than I thought we were going to get."
Recently, Marvel has relaunched POWERS through their ICON label. If you have never read powers, you should check it out. It is, afterall, one of Captain Cascader's favorite comics! Have you read POWERS? Are you currently reading the new series?