The Umbrella Academy, Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s cult-hit miniseries, could be making its way to the big screen.
In a video interview with IESB at the Saturn Awards, Dark Horse Entertainment President Mike Richardson reveals the title is among the projects the company is “hoping to set up soon, possibly at Universal — we hope at Universal.”
Dark Horse and Universal Pictures announced a first-look deal in March that gives the studio access to all of the publisher’s properties, as well as any material Dark Horse might acquire and want to develop into a movie.
The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite six-issue miniseries debuted in September. Described by some — including me — as The X-Men meets The Royal Tenenbaums, the comic focuses on a dysfunctional group of disbanded superheroes who reunite after the death of their adoptive father.
Way is best known as the frontman of My Chemical Romance.