Saturday, October 29, 2011

Syfy Deals With "Wild Cards"

Syfy Films report they have acquired movie rights to the sci-fi superhero anthology "Wild Cards", edited by George R.R. Martin. The ongoing anthology of 22 books was first published in 1987 and is based on stories by a consortium of sci-fi writers.

Melinda Snodgrass will write the screenplay for "Wild Cards', the first acquisition for Syfy Films since its launch, December 2010., when it announced a team-up with Universal Pictures to create new 'monster movies'.

"'Wild Cards' presents a terrific franchise opportunity given the volume of material from this compelling fantasy series," said Syfy's Gregory Noveck. "We're thrilled to have the opportunity to develop a film based on the anthology's supernatural heroes..."

"...the characters of 'Wild Cards' were developed with the goal of creating a realistic take on people with super powers and how they affect their daily lives. The series was conceived as a 'shared universe' in which different authors contributed new characters and storylines to the overall mythos..."

The books have been translated into several languages and adapted into comic books and role-playing games.

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