In an article talking about Daniel Alter and Ron Shusett’s new sci-fi project “2176,” The Hollywood Reporter mentions that Alter has optioned rights to the Image Comics series Small Gods.
In Jason Rand and Juan E. Ferreyra’s ongoing Image series, an estimated 1% of the world’s population possess psychic powers. However, these people are not your X-Men or your usual costumed superheroes. These psychics are just ordinary people, living ordinary lives.
The project is being developed as a television series about people with psychic abilities, says the trade. “It’s an exciting time to be pitching my own tent,” said Alter, who previously headed up the comic book department at Energy. “We are embarking on both film and television projects and bringing properties from other mediums to the big and small screen.”
Since leaving Energy, Alter has set up two projects based on comic books with Charles Gordon and Adrian Askarieh. The first, Swords of Dracula, is based on the Image Comics series. The project is a contemporary revamp of the Dracula story in which competing military forces find themselves racing to excavate the vampire. The second project, Hack/Slash, is based on DDP’s comic book series and revolves around a “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”-esque female protagonist. Alter will serve in a producer capacity on both projects.
You can learn a lot more about the Small Gods comic by reading this article from April at Newsarama.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter