Del Toro to Develop DC Comic Adaptation of ‘Deadman’

Guillermo del Toro is teaming up with Don Murphy’s Angry Films to bring cult DC Comics superhero Deadman to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Del Toro is in negotiations to develop the comics-to-film adaptation, which would be produced by del Toro, Murphy and Susan Montford. Deadman is the ghost of a circus acrobat named Boston Brand, who was murdered during a trapeze performance. His spirit was granted the power by a Hindu goddess to possess any living being in order to find his killer. In the ensuing search, Brand finds himself obliged to help others. The hero was created in 1967 by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino and is known for a run of issues by artist Neal Adams.

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Source: Hollywood Reporter