Universal picks up Umbrella Academy
Dark Horse and Universal Pictures are moving forward with an adaptation of Umbrella Academy, the Eisner Award-winning miniseries by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba.
Way, who’s best known as the front man for My Chemical Romance, told IESB this weekend that Universal has picked up the option — no surprise, as Dark Horse has a first-look deal with the studio — and now they’re on the hunt for screenwriters and a director. Way named Alfonso Cuarón, director of Children of Men and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, as a favorite.
Apparently, Universal has suggested Diablo Cody (Juno) as a possible writer.
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