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Universal Has Talent

Published June 9, 2006 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Boom!.
Talent Talent
Now that just about every comicbook has been adapted, acquired, purchased or whatever else a studio can do to a comicbook, Universal Pictures had to dig deep and ended up finding Talent.

Universal to Adapt Talent


According to Variety, Universal Pictures and Marc Platt Prods. have acquired rights to Talent, a comicbook series by Christopher Golden and Tom Sneigoski.

Series is based on a college professor, the sole survivor of a plane wreck who slowly discovers he's inherited the abilities of the passengers who've died. He then has to put his new talents to use as he finds himself chased down by members of a shadowy conspiracy
.

The summary of the story from Boom!, the comicbook's publisher, seems to think that the survivor only inherits the talents of one of the passengers.

Flight 654 goes down, it takes 148 souls with it. But not Nicholas Dane. How did the 34 year old college professor survive -- was it a miracle? Now Nicholas finds that he has the memories and skills of one of the passengers from the flight -- a boxer -- and he's got to use them to survive!



Though some of the better-known comicbooks have a nice fanbase surrounding them, the story behind Talent should allow Universal to capitalize on the number one element that makes a film work in the first place -- the character.

This film should be sweet and I caneven see Ron Howard stepping into the director's chair.

Stay tuned for updates.

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