Sony Options ‘After Death’ Comic Just Weeks After Release

By December 9, 2016
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Resumes speak volumes in Hollywood, and certainly to Sony, who has picked up the film rights to a comic book series that just debuted last month.

Sony now has the rights to A.D.: After Death, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a miniseries developed by longtime Batman writer Scott Snyder and artist Jeff Lemire.

The comic, whose first issue just hit stores in November, is set in a future where a genetic cure for death has changed society and centers on a man frustrated by his never-ending life. The three-issue book has weighty issues on its mind – aging (or lack thereof) and mortality – and combines sections of sequential art with sections of prose, as well as painted art.

Snyder spent five years writing Batman stories for DC Comics, according to the trade publication, while Lemire has worked mostly on the independent side, although he’s also participated in some of Marvel’s properties like Wolverine.

What Sony has in mind, they haven’t said, except that both Snyder and Lemire will serve as executive producers. This will join another Lemire project, Descender, which remains in development at the studio. For that film, based on another of Lemire’s comics, Jesse Wigutow – who’s also attached to a reboot of The Crow – is writing a script.

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