It’s a big week for writer extraordinaire Grant Morrison as his Green Lantern #1 drops and he signs what could be a very lucrative studio deal to produce content for Universal Cable Productions.
The deal will see the New York Times selling Scottish author who has been a prolific name in the comics industry since the 1980’s sign on to produce content for various streaming platforms and television networks.
His first project with UCP will involve a television adaption of his comic book series The Invisibles. The long-running comic series which ran from 1994 to 2000 and features the exploits of a singular group of The Invisible College as they fight against physical and psychic oppression in a near future setting using everything from magic to time travel and sometimes graphic physical violence in Morrison’s surreal and sometimes quite psychedelic sci-fi style.
UCP and Amblin Entertainment are also looking to have Morrison write and executively produce an adaption of the sci-fi novel Brave New World. The book by Aldous Huxley tells the story set 500 years in the future tells the story of a society where happiness is mandatory and forced by drugs, conditioning, entertainment, and rigorous promiscuity.
Morrison is no stranger to tv land with season 2 of the darkly subversive series Happy, which he and artist Derrick Robertson launched for Image Comics in 2012, in production right now for SYFY.
This is very much a trend for comic producing writer professionals to partner up with big production studios as seen with Mark Millar and his Netflix deal to bring best selling comic content to the television network and streaming platforms.
As always we will be watching…
You can check out our review of Grant Morrison’s and Liam Sharp’s Green Lantern #1 HERE!!
NEWS WATCH: Grant Morrison Signs Deal to Produce Content for Univeral Cable Productions
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