Fox has launched development of a Stan Lee movie and set up the project with Temple Hill’s Mary Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, producers of the “Twilight” and “Maze Runner” franchises.
Fox has acquired Lee’s life rights but is keeping the logline of the project under wraps with no writer, director or actors yet attached. Matt Reilly is overseeing for the studio.
Lee was born in 1922 in New York city as Stanley Lieber. He broke into publishing world in 1939 by working as an assistant for his uncle Robbie Solomon at Timely Comics, became interim editor in 1941 and spent three years in the U.s. Army.
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Lee and artist Jack Kirby created The Fantastic Four for Marvel, followed by the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, the X-Men and the Avengers. He teamed with Bill Everett to create Daredevil and with Steve Ditko for Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, edited most of Marvel’s series and wrote promotional copy, often signing off with his motto “Excelsior!”
Lee moved to California in 1981 to develop Marvel’s TV and movie properties and has been an executive producer on many of the movies based on Marvel characters. He’s also made cameos in Marvel film adaptations and other movies and continues to develop projects at POW! Entertainment.
Temple Hill is developing a movie based on the Oscar-winning documentary “Undefeated.” Its credits include “The Fault in Our Stars,” “The Longest Ride,” “Paper Towns” and the upcoming “Power Rangers.”