Universal Hiring A “Fear Agent”

Universal Pictures has begun development of a film adaptation of the Dark Horse sci-fi comic book series “Fear Agent” says The Risky Biz Blog.

“Agent” centers on a colorful, borderline alcoholic astronaut named Heath Huston, a Texan who works as a so-called fear agent, the last of a dwindling breed of spacemen whose mission it is to fight threats to the planet Earth, which is partly destroyed during the course of the series.

Rick Remender created the series in 2005. A writer is currently being sought for the film, though “Air Force One” and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” producer Jonathan Shestack penned a spec script based on the property that may be utilized (with Shestack onboard to produce).