Shusett & Alter Option Megacity Rights

The Hollywood Reporter says that Ronald Shusett, co-creator of the “Alien” series, is tackling another sci-fi/horror project with Daniel Alter…

Shusett, who also was a producer and writer on “Total Recall,” has teamed with comic book specialist Daniel Alter to option feature rights to the new title “Megacity.” A potential franchise vehicle, “Megacity” is to be published by Devil’s Due via an arrangement with the Korean entity Studio Ice. Alter discovered the property at the recent Comic-Con convention.

Set in the not-too-distant future, the series follows the exploits of an elite team of soldiers called Phobia, whose job is to stop psychic parasites known as pulses from possessing innocent people and turning them into monsters.

“It’s basically ‘Aliens’ meets ‘Minority Report.’ Who better to do this with than Ron?” said Alter, who also is working with Shusett on the previously announced “2176″ and the Image Comics series “Industry of War.”

Stay tuned for more on this project, as well as 2176 and Industry of War.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter