Variety says the producing team behind offbeat indie documentary What the Bleep Do We Know? has bought feature rights to the novelized memoirs of Alvin Schwartz, centered on his 15-year stint as author of the Superman comic strip.
Global Intelligence Press has optioned An Unlikely Prophet and its sequel, A Gathering of Selves, with Betsy Chasse developing, producing and directing the project. Kate Montana will also produce.
Schwartz began writing Batman and Superman stories during WWII, working for DC Comics until 1958. He also wrote the beat novel “Blowtop” in 1948 and, nearly 50 years later, published “An Unlikely Prophet,” in which he details the transformation of Superman into a more complex character.