Warner Bros. has picked up Gerry Duggan and artist Phil Noto’s graphic novel The Infinite Horizon in a package that includes the rights to a miniseries and a film script by Ryan Condal (Hercules). Variety reports that Greg Berlanti, the writer and producer behind The CW’s hit superhero series Arrow and The Flash, as well as the in-development shared-universe Atom spinoff, is on board to produce alongside Sarah Schechter and Lawrence Grey.
An update of classic lit, Dugan found inspiration for his six-issue comic series in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’. Set in the near future, The Infinite Horizon follows “The Soldier with No Name” as he leads a group of abandoned soldiers on a perilous decade-long journey home after years embroiled in military conflict. Along the way he escapes shipwrecks, an enemy in cyclops-esque battle armor, and “the siren song of a predatory society.”
The first issue of the comic was released in 2007, and the series finally wrapped up in 2012. Duggan has since become a high-profile writer at Marvel Comics, working on issues of ‘Nova’, ‘Hulk’, ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Infinity Gauntlet’, among others.
Outside of his hit CW series, Berlanti recently collaborated with Warner Bros. on Joe Wright‘s ‘Peter Pan’ adaptation Pan, and is currently developing yet another broadcast superhero series, Super Girl, for CBS. The series stars Melissa Benoist as the title character, as well as original Supergirl Helen Slater and previous Superman Dean Cain in mystery roles. CBS has yet to order the pilot to series.
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