For all of my problems with Birdman, I’m glad it at least revived Michael Keaton’s career and set him on the path to doing some interesting films. He’s co-starring in the journalism film Spotlight, playing McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc in the dark drama The Founder, and attached to the blockbuster Kong: Skull Island. Now he’s moving ahead with one of his own projects, Imagine Agents.
According to THR, Keaton is set to produce and star in the adaptation of the Boom! Comics title. The premise is that children’s imaginary friends are real, and it’s up to the organization I.M.A.G.I.N.E. to police these figments. The comic “tells of a jaded 20-year veteran agent who must mentor a young archivist, with a routine day becoming something much larger.” Presumably, Keaton will take on the role of the jaded veteran.
This sounds like a really fun premise, and I think Keaton could do a lot with this kind of role, especially if they do a good job casting his young co-star. Hopefully, if this gets made it will turn out to be like Men in Black and not R.I.P.D.