Universal Pictures has acquired the movie rights to Adam Cogan and Ryan Cody’s graphic novel “Villains” says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story follows aimless 20-something Nick Corrigan who discovers that his aging neighbor used to be the notorious supervillain known as “Hardliner”, now retired and living in hiding for the past few decades.
Rather than turn him in to the authorities, Nick decides to blackmail him in exchange for lessons in the fine art of career super-crime. But the old pro is about to teach his student some lessons he’ll never forget.
Matt Jennison and Brent Strickland (“Wonder Woman”) will adapt the script and Sean Bailey will produce via his Idealogy production company.