Scribe to adapt graphic novel for Universal

TV scribe Zack Whedon has been brought on to adapt the graphic novel “Talent” for Universal.

Marc Platt is onboard to produce via his Marc Platt Prods. along with Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby.

Story follows a professor who, after surviving a plane crash, finds he has inherited the abilities of the passengers who have died. A secret group hunts him down when he begins to use those abilities.

“Talent” was created and written by Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski and drawn by Paul Azaceta from Boom! Studios.

Universal has had the project for awhile but bringing Whedon aboard is expected to stir momentum.

Whedon most recently worked on AMC’s “Rubicon” and Fox’s “Fringe.” He is repped WME.

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