Twentieth Century Fox has picked up the movie rights to Mind MGMT, a Dark Horse comic book by indie darling Matt Kindt, says the Hollywood Reporter.
Alien and Prometheus‘ Ridley Scott is producing via his Fox-based Scott Free banner, along with Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg. Kindt is the writer and artist behind several acclaimed graphic novels and webcomics. “Mind MGMT,” launched last year, is his first ongoing series.
“The book centers on a government agency consisting of psychic spies and their greatest asset, Henry Lime. After he suffers a breakdown and loses control of his abilities, causing the populace of a town to kill one another, he goes on the run. Several years later, a true-crime author named Meru, who was part of a flight where everyone mysteriously developed amnesia, is saved by Lime and begins to investigate the agency, uncovering her own secret connection to it.”
A search for a writer to adapt is under way.