Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the film rights to Archaia Entertainment’s comic book mini-series “Lucid” for writer-producer Akiva Goldsman to develop and produce, reports Variety. Zachary Quinto’s production company Before the Door, which created the book, also is on board. The title is described as follows:
Welcome to the world of LUCID, the action-packed pop-fantasy that draws inspiration from the spy genre, Arthurian legend and 21st-century folklore! Dark forces are conspiring to prevent humankind from reaching its true potential. Thankfully, as newly appointed “Protector of the Realm,” Agent Matthew Dee uses his skills as a covert spy and Combat Mage to ensure America’s freedom from the grip of evil.
The four-book series was written by Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin in HBO’s “True Blood”) and illustrated by Anna Wieszczyk. The trade adds that a screenwriter has not been hired yet.
“Lucid” is the second deal for Archaia with Warner Bros. and Goldsman after recently picking up dinosaur-tale Bolivar.