SDCC 2016: BOOM!’s The Empty Man Adaptation Lands James Badge Dale
In the lead up to San Diego Comic-Con, it’s been announced by BOOM! Studios that James Badge Dale will be starring in the adaptation of The Empty Man. The movie is being adapted from the comic written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey. The film is being directed by David Britten Prior and looks to begin filming in the fall in South Africa.
The film takes some departures from the comic series it’s based on:
It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.
The film is part of a first-look deal between Fox and BOOM! studios. BOOM!’s Ross Richie and Stephen Christy are producing the film.