Universal Pictures enters a 3-year pact with Dark Horse Comics, and the first project to come out of that union is the planned big-screen adaptation of "The Umbrella Academy."
The plot of the graphic novel is akin to "Watchmen." According to Variety:
"Umbrella Academy," which bowed in 2007 and spawned a second series, revolves around a disbanded group of seven superheroes who reunite after the death of their adoptive father, an alien disguised as a famous entrepreneur, and carry out his plan to save the world.
Universal's successful "Hellboy" franchise was lifted from a Dark Horse Comics series. The script for "The Umbrella Academy" will be written by Mark Bomback, who wrote Disney's "Race to Witch Mountain."
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