A.P.N.G. Enterprises has announced that they will be developing a big screen live-action adaptation of the comic book New-Gen, and Mark Hamill (Star Wars) has already been cast in an undisclosed role.
The film is still in the very early stages of development, but New-Gen co-creator J.D. Matonti is set to direct and executive produce the film. Fellow co-creators Chris Matonti and Julia Coppola will serve as producers. Hamill previously recorded an online behind-the-scenes feature for New-Gen.
I haven't read the comic book, but it sounds like it could make for a pretty awesome flick. According to Variety the story centers on twin brothers who discover their identity while fighting a futuristic war, but there's much more to it than that.
Here's a more detailed explanation of the story:
Once a peaceful utopian society, New-Gen was forever changed when the megalomaniac mad scientist, Deadalus, unleashed nanobots into the populous as a desperate act to gain control over the world.
Nanobots infect the innocent children of New-Gen, mutating them into super-powered creatures.
Banished to the underworld for his crime by Gabriel, the leader of New-Gen, Deadalus escapes his prison after many years of solitude and seeks to wage war against those who have forsaken him.
Gabriel gathers a team of these nanopowered creatures and teaches them how harness their powers for good in a battle against Deadalus.
Do you think this will make for a good film?