Sony Pictures is in talks with Marvel Entertainment to develop comic book character Killraven into a sci-fi tentpole film, reports Variety.
Set in a future where mankind has been enslaved by an alien race, storyline follows a man who, though born in captivity, rises through gladiatorial battles to become the leader of a group of revolutionaries. Called the Freemen, his warrior-slaves unite in an attempt to drive the invaders off the Earth.
The trade adds that Sony already is in discussions with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (“The Kentucky Cycle”) to adapt the 1970s comic book series.
Marvel Studios’ Avi Arad would produce the film, along with Angry Films’ Don Murphy. Kevin Feige of Marvel would executive produce.