BOOM!’s Irredeemable Gets Adam McKay at the Helm
Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox is diving into a new superhero universe with writer Mark Waid, artist Peter Krause, and BOOM! Studios‘ Irredeemable. The film will be adapted by Tommy Wirkola and directed by Adam McKay. McKay is no stranger to comic films as he directed Ant-Man for Marvel.
The comic debuted in 2009 and lasted for 36 issues. The story featured the Plutonian who was the world’s greatest superhero and flips and begins slaughtering those who defy him. The comic had a sister series Incorruptible which featured a villain who becomes a good guy because of the Plutionian’s flip.
BOOM! Studios has a first look deal with Fox and this is the seventh property the comic publisher has set up with them.
BOOM!’s Ross Richie and Stephen Christy are producing with Gary Sanchez’s McKay and Kevin Messick. Adam Yoelin is co-producer for BOOM!