MGM Makes “Rising Stars” Deal

MGM and Atlas Entertainment have optioned the film rights to J. Michael Straczynski’s comic series “Rising Stars”.

In the story, 113 children are in utero when a meteor hit their Illinois hometown. Left with special powers and now grown up, some of them are being murdered – when that happens their powers switch to the remaining ‘specials,’ some of whom want nothing to do with this superhero business.

Straczynski (“Sense8,” “Thor,” “World War Z”) is set to write the script, while Alex Gartner and Richard Suckle will produce.

Source: Deadline