EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that Paramount Pictures has acquired The Mighty, a graphic novel published by DC Comics. Mary Parent’s Paramount-based Disruption Entertainment will produce. Parent and Cale Boyter will produce with Benderspink’s JC Spink. While DC product usually goes through Warner Bros, this one had rights that were controlled by the creators, Peter Tomasi and Keith Champagne. The artist is Peter Snejberg. In The Mighty, they’ve come up with a nifty take on the superhero genre. The protagonist is mortal, a tough cop. He hunts a villain who is the superhero and must overcome the obvious disadvantages of going up against someone with superpowers. It’s too early to get confirmation from the studio, but I’ll add more when I have it.
Updated logline: The Mighty tells the story of Alpha-One, the world’s most powerful super-being, who has always been a force for good, but Gabriel Cole, a cop who’s life was saved by Alpha One as a child, has uncovered his hero’s dark plan that will put them on a collision course of an ordinary man versus a super-man. Tomasi currently writes the DC Comics for Batman And Robin, Green Lantern Corps, and co-writes Brightest Day with Geoff Johns. Tomasi has also written the creator-owned comic The Light Brigade, and Champagne is the author of the creator-owned comic Armor-X.