UMBRELLA ACADEMY set up at Universal and gets a Screenwriter

by Joey Paur

Umbrella Academy will be the first film project to be developed under their three year production deal with Dark Horse Comics. They have brought in a screenwriter to write the script by the name of Mark Bomback who wrote other films such as 'Live Free die Hard' and 'Race to Witch Mountain', so that will give you an idea of what you can expect from the film.

I don't know if you have read the 'Umbrella Academy' comic book or not, but I read the first couple issues and it just didn't hook me. The art was interesting, but I felt the writing was pretty weak compared to the other comic book out their. It was written and created by Gerard Way who is the lead singer of 'My Chemical Romance'. So you know what the soundtrack of the movie is going to be like.

The story is about a disbanded group of superheroes called the Umbrella Academy who reunite after the death of their adoptive father, "Sir Reginald Hargreeves". Hargreeves who is an alien disguised as a famous entrepreneur, collected the members of the Umbrella Academy shortly after their birth and trained them to save the world from an unspecified threat. After his death, the members carry on his plan to save the world.

I can't say that I am overly excited about this film project since I wasn't sold on the comic book, but who knows maybe the film will be better. Are you excited for this comic book being made into a film?

Source: Variety

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