Tom DeSanto to Run City of Heroes

Transformers producer Tom DeSanto is turning his attention to superheroes, securing the rights to NCsoft and Cryptic Studio’s videogame “City of Heroes,” reports Variety.

The plan is to adapt the massively multiplayer online role-playing game into a live-action feature and then transition it to television in some form.

The project revolves around a group of superheroes who live in Paragon City and must team in order to fight an invasion of aliens known as the Rikti.

In the game, players design their own superhero character and pay a monthly fee of $14.99 to battle supervillains, aliens, madmen and other criminals. An expansion of the game also enables players to create their own villainous character.

“City of Heroes” first bowed at retailers in 2004 and turned into a franchise, spawning sequel “City of Villains” and a comic book series published by Top Cow Productions.

Source: Variety