Syfy Adapts ‘Thrones’ Author’s “Wild Cards”

Syfy Films has picked up the film rights to “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin’s 22-book superhero anthology series “Wild Cards” for a modestly budgeted big screen adaptation says The Wrap.

The story spanned many different books all told in the same universe and revolves around an alien virus that has been unleashed over New York City.

The survivors are split into two new classes of human beings: the more common mutated and disfigured ‘Jokers’ and the few super powered ‘Aces’.

The character of The Sleeper, a man who has the ability to look like someone new every morning that he wakes up.

Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass were co-writers on the book series with Snodgrass set to write the screenplay. Both will serves as executive producers.