Paramount Options Planet of the Nerds
Paramount Players, a division of Paramount Pictures, has acquired the film rights to adapt the acclaimed graphic novel Planet of the Nerds written by Paul Constant and illustrated by Alan Robinson, Randy Elliott and colorist Felipe Sobreiro. In Planet of the Nerds, three high school jocks in the 1980s are accidentally frozen by an experimental cryogenics device, only to be revived almost 40 years later. They awake in today’s computer-driven, superhero movie-loving world— in an era ruled by nerds.
Planet of the Nerds is on sale in comic shops now and will be available at bookstores on Tuesday, October 29 from AHOY Comics, featuring a cover by David Nakayama and an introduction by Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings.
The deal was brokered by Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company, Inc.