The Faith film has found a writer
Movie news out of Valiant has been rather quiet since a wave of announcements including films based on the team Harbinger and character Faith. Well, it looks like Faith has some movement as the live-action film has found a writer though it’s still in early development.
Coming from Paramount, Emily Carmichael will pen the film. Carmichael has credits including the screenplay for Jurassic World: Dominion, written by Pacific Rim: Uprising, and more, and was nominated for best short filmmaking at Sundance for The Hunter and the Swan Discuss Their Meeting.
Faith follows Faith Hubert, a heroine who has the ability to fly and bring others along with her in her flight. Her alter-ego Summer Smith works as a journalist in Los Angeles. The character is one of the few plus-sized heroes.
Created in 1992 by Jim Shooter and David Lapham, the character has also appeared in the Harbinger comic series, another film being developed by Paramount. In 2016, Faith received a solo comic series which won an Eisner Award for best new series in 2017.
Valiant had a false start in their film ambitions with Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel. The film released during the early side of the pandemic, March 2020, and grossed $39.9 million worldwide off of a $45 million budget. The film was generally panned by critics but had a warm reception from the general audience.