Mandalay Pictures has picked up the film rights to Boom! Studios' action-thriller comic book Unthinkable, which was created and written by Mark Sable, who also created comic books Grounded and Fearless.
Unthinkable centers on a brilliant man who was recruited just after 9/11 into a government think tank consisting of America's most imaginative minds and tasked with dreaming up wild scenarios for possible attacks on U.S. soil. Years after the think tank was disbanded, the attacks the man concocted begin to occur, and he becomes the only one who can stop them. But the government has become his pursuer.
The creator of the series was actually detained by Los Angeles International Airport security guards who came across the script for one of the comic book issues, due to it's subject matter! Well, it is about coming up with terrorist attacks in the United States.
I haven't read the comic book, but I love the concept of the story and I think it could make a pretty intense film.
Peter Guber and Cathy Schulman will produce via the Mandalay banner with Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby of Boom!
Have you read the comic book? Do you think this would translate well to the big screen?