Acclaimed graphic novel Days Missing is headed to the big screen. Deadline reports that Benderspink and Roddenberry Entertainment have teamed to develop the project for television and film. This is the first Roddenberry property since J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and the first TV show based on a Roddenberry property since Andromeda and Star Trek: Enterprise.
Here is what JC Spink, co-founder of Benderspink, had to say about the project:
We see this as such a strong concept that it could be done as a television show and feature trilogy at the same time. And, we’re extremely excited to work with Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth.
Benderspink is a team of creative professionals who really understand Roddenberry’s brand of science fiction and the potential of this property. This partnership plans on doing more than just adapting a comic book story—we want to use television and film to expand the Days Missinguniverse.
Days Missing® is an accounting of extraordinary 24-hour periods of time that have changed the course of humanity’s evolution, but have been erased from human memory by a mystical and ancient being known as The Steward. These “days missing,” recorded in the annals of The Steward’s library, represent a lost human history that explains much more about who we are than we ever knew.
Here is what Rod Roddenberry had to say:
Days Missing is another wonderful example of the kind of science fiction Roddenberry stands for—an exploration of the human condition wrapped up in an extraordinary adventure that not only entertains but challenges audiences to think, question and explore. The depth of its characters and the relevance of its dilemmas provide opportunity for viewers to emotionally involve themselves in the story.
The story sounds really cool, and I would love to see how it will translate to the big/small screen. Who would you like to see star in the film or TV version?