Thomas To Helm Wan-Produced “Malignant”

Becca Thomas (“Stranger Things,” “Electrick Children”) has been set to direct the James Wan-produced, sci-fi action-thriller “Malignant” for 20th Century Fox.

The story is based on Wan’s Boom! comic title “Malignant Man” and follows Alex Gates, a patient dying of a terminal disease who is resigned to his fate … until it’s discovered that his malignant tumor is actually a mysterious alien parasite.

Now imbued with some incredible powers and a renewed purpose, Gates is tasked with fighting a secret army lurking behind the veils of society while also peeling back his own secrets.

Zak Olkewicz is penning the script for the adaptation while Ross Richie, Adam Yoelin and Stephen Christy are producing. Brad Peyton was previously attached to direct but left to work on the video game adaptation “Rampage”.

Source: Heat Vision