MTV’s Splash Page carried the news that the Brian Michael Bendis/Michael Avon Oeming series Powers is in “active development as a pilot at FX.” Splash Page spoke to Bendis at NYCC, and he confirmed that he handed in a draft of the pilot script to the network.
Bendis remarked on some of the strange aspects of the journey from page to screen:
“When we first sold it as a feature, we were lucky to get it optioned right away by Sony,” said Bendis. “We had to sit through waves of screenplays that were just inappropriate for the product, and for fans of the book. There were whole drafts of the screenplay without Deena Pilgrim [one of the series' two main characters] in them. They’d hand me the screenplay and go, “What’s wrong with this?” and I’d go “He has no one to talk to!”
All right, readers. Fire up those casting choices.
[Via MTV's Splash Page]