The superhero film scene is already huge these days, and it’s about to get even bigger.
Paramount Pictures announced that producer Steven Paul, who helped bring Ghost in the Shell and Ghost Rider to the big screen, has purchased a majority stake in Atlas Comics and will produce several films for the studio based on characters from those comics.
What is Atlas Comics? It was one of the premiere comic book publishers in the 1950s that published a variety of genres from horror to science fiction to classic superheroes. The company was later rebranded into Marvel comics in 1961, where it began producing many of the famous superheroes we know today.
The films that will be produced will focus on characters and stories from the pre-Marvel era, with the hopes of creating a cinematic universe. A writers room is being assembled headed by Akica Goldsman, who won the Academy Award for writing A Beautiful Mind.
There is no word yet on what will be the first film to come out of this new deal, as many of the classic Atlas characters have long been forgotten, but the studio is hoping to start production on its first film in 2020.
You can read more about Atlas comics here.
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