How’s this for a horrific collaboration…
Becca Thomas has been tapped to direct Malignant, a sci-fi action thriller for Twentieth Century Fox, says THR.
Thomas has the unique distinction of being one of only two people outside the Duffer Brothers and Shawn Levy to direct an episode of Netflix’s “Stranger Things”, the other being WALL-E director Andre Stanton.
James Wan, director of The Conjuring, Insidious, SAW, and the forthcoming Aquaman, is producing through his Atomic Monster label.
“The story focuses on Alex Gates, a patient dying of a terminal disease who is resigned to his fate … until it’s discovered that his malignant tumor is actually a mysterious alien parasite. Now imbued with some incredible powers and a renewed purpose, Gates is tasked with fighting a secret army lurking behind the veils of society while also peeling back his own secrets.”
Malignant is based on a Boom! Studios comic titled Malignant Man that Wan co-created. Boom!’s Ross Richie and Stephen Christy are producing with Wan. Zak Olkewicz wrote the script for the adaptation.