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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fox Takes Aim At DC's "Human Target"...

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The Fox network is close to green-lighting the TV drama pilot "Human Target", based on the DC Comics character.

Teleplay will be scripted by "Jericho" co-creator Jonathan Steinberg.

The original 'Human Target' character was created by writer Len Wein and illustrator Carmine Infantino in 1972, as a detective/bodyguard named 'Christopher Chance' who impersonated his clients in order to eliminate threats. Since Chance himself was the target, he became a "Human Target."

Writer Peter Milligan and illustrator Edvin Biukovic revived the character in 1999 for a four-issue limited series followed by the graphic novel "Human Target: Final Cut", an ongoing series that lasted 21 issues...