Paramount Pictures has acquired rights to Jim Shooter’s comic book series “Harbinger” reports Variety.
The studio plans to make a “young Blade Runner-esque” live-action feature from the film which will be developed as a potential scripting and directing vehicle for Brett Ratner.
Harbingers are humans with powers that can be unlocked by “omega” harbingers. Teenager Pete Stanchek finds himself on a collision course with an older “omega” who used his gifts to become an evil industrialist.
Ratner will pen the script as he continues work on the Hugh Hefner biopic “Playboy” for Universal Pictures.