Matt Kindt’s Mind MGMT just debuted last year from Dark Horse Comics, but it has already been picked up by Twentieth Century Fox with Ridley Scott onboard to produce under his Scott Free banner. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg are onboard as producers. They have already begun the search for a writer to adapt the story.
“Mind MGMT” follows Henry Lime, who is the top agent for a government agency of psychic spies. After suffering from a breakdown, Lime causes the entire town to kill one another. Lime resurfaces years later, when he saves Meru, a true crime novelist who begins to investigate the mysterious agency.
“When I started this series, I pitched it to Dark Horse as ‘Here’s six issues that could be self-contained, but I’d love to do it for three years,'” Kindt told CBR last year. “Part way through those first six, they said it was doing great, so I can keep going,” he said. “Now I’ve got a three-year plan for it, and I’m doing it six issues at a time. I’m not making it in big chunks, so I have no idea what it’s like reading it in big chunks. It’s different for me too because with graphic novels, I finish the whole book first. This is different for me as a creator. It might be too much to read all at once. Who knows? I hope people embrace that monthly format.”