Astronaut Academy Heads to Film and Television

astronaut academy zero gravityDeadline has reported that writer-producer Vivek J. Tiwary has acquired the television and movie rights to Astronaut Academy the all-ages graphic novel by Dave Roman. The goal is to adapt the story for both television and movies. The story takes place in a space station school and is geared towards middle school age. Tiwary describes it as “Harry Potter in space.”

Tiwary has found success in numerous entertainment media including penning the hit graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Story of Brian Epstein. That graphic novel is being developed as a television series. He’s also working on a new musical based on songs from Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill. He also produced the Green Day musical American Idiot among numerous other projects.