October 20, 2008

The Umbrella Academy

Based on the Dark Horse comics series which was created and is written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance).

Way announced that Universal Pictures has optioned the comic and are now looking for screenwriters, Diablo Cody was mentioned as a possible writer. He also mentioned director Alfonso CuarĂ³n (Children of Men) as someone on his director wishlist.

I think the name dropping is more wishful thinking than anything unless there have been talks. The project seems interesting although some of the outfits in the comic won't translate to film.