20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to the 2011 graphic novel "Malignant Man". "Saw" director James Wan co-created the comic and will develop and possibly direct the feature adaptation.
Michael Alan Nelson co-wrote the comic which follows Alan Gates, a terminal cancer patient who discovers his malignant tumor is actually a mysterious parasite.
Given a second lease on life thanks to new supernatural abilities, he must fight an evil army whilst unlocking the secrets of his past.
Wan, Stephen Christy and Ross Richie will produce.