Fox Adapting Horror Comic The Empty Man for the Big Screen

Fox adapting comic The Empty Man for the big screen

Deadline reports that, as part of the first look deal between 20th Century Fox and Boom! Studios, another comic is making its way to the big screen with The Empty Man. David Prior, most well known for putting together exemplary bonus content on DVD and Blu-rays, including features for David Fincher’s Zodiac, The Social Network, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, will write and direct the adaptation.

Released in 2014, the comic is written by Eisner Award-winner Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey. It is officially described as follows: 

“It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.”

The Empty Man joins a growing roster of Boom! Studios projects in development at the studio, including James Wan’s Malignant ManThe FoundationImagine Agents, and Lumberjanes.