Wigutow To Pen “Descender” Adaptation

Jesse Wigutow has been tapped to pen the film adaptation of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s sci-fi comic “Descender” at Sony Pictures.

A space opera, the story is set in a time where anything android, robotic or with artificial intelligence is hunted down by bounty hunters and destroyed.

On a distant mining colony, one self-aware and extremely lifelike robot called TIM-21 becomes the target of a galaxy-wide pursuit when it’s believed he may hold the key to the destruction of the galaxy.

TIM-21 joins a rag-tag group running from one exotic planet to the next. Lemire and Josh Bratman will produce the film.

Wigutow has become a much in demand scribe whose work really hasn’t hit screens yet. In recent times he re-wrote the currently in production “Bad Santa 2,” just finished adapting Brian Michael Bendis’ graphic novel “Fire,” and previously did script work on the proposed “Tron: Legacy” sequel, the troubled “The Crow” remake, and a new adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s “The Osterman Weekend”.

Source: Heat Vision