Every week it seems like another comic book property is getting bought up by a film company with the hopes of turning it into a movie or TV show, and this week is no different as Deadline reports that Matt Kindt‘s Mind MGMT was picked up by Twentieth Century Fox. Helping bring the series to life will be famed director Ridley Scott, who is set to produce the series through his Scott Free production company.
Mind MGMT is published by Dark Horse Comics and follows the story of Meru, a writer trying to finish her second book. Her plan is to track down the reason why a flight full of passengers all came down with amnesia. Her journey sets her on the path of one Harry Lime, who ends up being part of a mysterious government group known as Mind MGMT. The organization is made up of various psychics who have been guiding the world for decades. The first six issues of the series can easily be adapted to the screen and we’ll have to see if anymore of the series works its way into the script.
I’m not one to get excited about every single comic that gets picked up, but this is one that I would be interested in seeing. I just finished reading the first seven issues recently and I was solidly entertained. There are a ton of twists in the story and a solid ending in the sixth issue. I can’t wait to see where Kindt plans to takes the story. There is a lot of potential here, and Scott’s attachment to the project is a good sign.
MIND MGMT will be collected into its first hardcover volume and released this April; you can pre-order it now.