Marvel and DC aren’t the only comic book publishers getting their properties adapted for the big screen because Deadline is now reporting that J. Michael Straczynski has been hired to write the script for Shadowman, based on the comic by Valiant Entertainment. Straczynski is well-versed in both comics and film having written stints on The Amazing Spider-Man and Thor, as well as scripts to movies like The Changeling and Ninja Assassin. Check out the logline for the Shadowman movie below:

The forces of darkness are determined to claim New Orleans as their own, and Jack Boniface must accept the legacy he was born to uphold, in order to stop them. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. He must pay a high price and master his new abilities before Master Darque brings down the wall between reality and the eldritch darkness of the Deadside.

This news comes just as Valiant is ready to launch a new Shadowman comic series with writer Justin Jordan and artist Patrick Zircher attached. Valiant CEO, Jason Kothari, said, “Shadowman is the first in a large slate of film projects that we are developing and funding internally at Valiant. Between Sean’s evidenced track record and Joe’s creative genius, we are very enthused about building a potential franchise here.”

There is also an adaptation of Bloodshot in the works over at Sony with Matthew Vaughn producing and Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow writing the script.

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[via Deadline]