Disruption, Spink to produce DC Comics feature
Paramount’s moving toward “The Mighty,” buying feature rights to the DC Comic series and setting it up with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter at their newly minted Disruption Entertainment banner.Chris Bender and JC Spink will produce via their Benderspink banner and Jake Weiner will be involved in a producing capacity. “The Mighty,” an original graphic novel from writers Peter J. Tomasi and Keith Champagne, tells the story of Alpha-One, the world’s most powerful super-being, who has always been a force for good. But a cop who’s life was saved by Alpha One as a child, has uncovered his hero’s dark plan that will put them on a collision course of an ordinary man versus a super-man. Tomasi and Champagne current write DC Comics for “Batman and Robin,” “Green Lantern Corps” and “Brightest Day.” Tomasi’s also written the creator owned comic “The Light Brigade” and Champagne is the author of the creator owned comic “Armor-X.” Parent ankled MGM as the topper of its film business last October and set up Disruption with a first-look deal at Par in February. Disruption teamed last month with Michael Connolly at Mad Hatter Entertainment as producers on New Line project “The Watching Hour,” based on the spec script from Shane & Carey Van Dyke.