A New Backstory For Area 51

Paramount Pictures has hired popular comicbook author Grant Morrison to pen the feature adaptation of the 2005 vidgame franchise “Area 51” says Variety.

Set in the U.S. government’s most top-secret military facility, storyline revolves around a hazardous materials specialist who is called in to investigate a viral outbreak that could be extra-terrestrial in nature.

Christine Peters, Dean Georgaris, Michael Aguilar, and Stan Winston will produce. Spinoff vidgame “Blacksite: Area 51” will be released this summer

Morrison’s most recent screenplay, “WE3,” is being developed at New Line.