SDCC 2015: Michael Keaton to Star in and Produce Imagine Agents at Fox
BOOM! Studios is heading into San Diego Comic-Con with a bunch of announcements leading up to the convention. For the first one, the comics publisher has revealed that Michael Keaton will star in and produce a film adaptation at 20th Century Fox of the comic series Imagine Agents, created by Brian Joines.
Written by Joines and illustrated by Bachan, Imagine Agents is the story of two agents who work for clandestine organization I.M.A.G.I.N.E. to keep kids’ imaginary friends under control. Little do they know that an abandoned “friend” from long ago is about to disrupt the status quo and turn everything upside down. The series was published from October 2013 to January 2014, with a collected edition released in December 2014.
BOOM! has a first-look feature film deal at 20th Century Fox that includes first-dollar gross on films based on any of its comics, which the publisher splits with its creators.
BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie will produce the film with Keaton and Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar. President of Development Stephen Christy will executive produce with Anonymous Content’s Eli Selden. Senior Vice President of Film Adam Yoelin will co-produce in cooperation with Anonymous Content’s Ashley Zalta.