The Risky Biz Blog is reporting that Universal is in early development on the Dark Horse sci-fi property Fear Agent.
The project is now an open-writing assignment, but there’s a possibility that the studio could match a spec script whose rights are controlled by Air Force One producer Jonathan Shestack and bring Shestack on to produce “Agent.”
“Agent” centers on a colorful, borderline alcoholic astronaut named Heath Huston, a Texan who works as a so-called fear agent, the last of a dwindling breed of spacemen whose mission it is to fight threats to the planet Earth, which is partly destroyed during the course of the series.
Rick Remender wrote the series, which began life in 2005 as an Image Comics property before moving to Dark Horse the following year.
Source: Risky Biz Blog