The Authority Film in the Works?

The Authority may be headed to the big screen, according to a post on comic book artist Dean Haspiel’s Live Journal (via WarrenEllis.com).

Haspiel, who provided illustrations for HBO’s television series "Bored to Death," posted a detailed entry about his trip to the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and his subsequent win for Outstanding Title Design. Haspiel revealed that, in a conversation with "Castle" actress Stana Katic, he was told that she was in talks for a film version of "The Authority."

Created in 1999 by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, "The Authority" is a DC comic book about a superhero team in the Wildstorm universe. The original roster included previous Ellis creations Apollo, Midnighter, The Doctor, Engineer, Swift, Jenny Sparks and Jack Hawksmoor. It is unknown what role Katic may be under consideration for.

Furthering the mystery is Ellis’ own response. Though he claims that he isn’t aware of plans to develop his series into a feature film, he posted the following today on his blog:

"I don’t own THE AUTHORITY, and DC are certainly not compelled to tell me about anything regarding the book.

What an odd thing."

As the property is owned by DC Comics, a film version would most likely be in development at Warner Bros., though nothing is certain at this time.