Dougherty, Roth Writing Heroes: Origins

Superman Returns co-writer Michael Dougherty and Hostel writer/director Eli Roth have each been hired to write an episode of “Heroes: Origins,” the anthology spinoff from NBC’s hit series.

Roth will also direct his episode, which introduces new characters as they discover their extraordinary powers.

Roth and Dougherty, both “Heroes” fans, join another big supporter of the show, Kevin Smith, who was previously set to write and direct an episode of the Universal Media Studios-produced “Heroes: Origins.”

Dougherty, who also co-wrote X2, recently made his directorial debut with the upcoming Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures horror movie Trick ‘r Treat, which he also wrote.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter