Bryan Singer Has the ‘Formula’ for Obscure Comic Adaptation

Freedom Formula and Bryan Singer

Back when I was in high school, I was under the delusion that I was a good writer. I now know better, but at the time I was convinced that I would grow up to be a famous comic book writer. I even partnered with a friend who could draw to create a story about a military operative who is shot in a robbery, only to be used by the government to create a man-machine suit that could fly. Thank god someone more talented has done it.

“Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland,” published by Radical Comics, isn’t the most well-known comic out there, and without having read it, I can’t even be sure that it’s anywhere near what my idea was back in high school, but it’s getting some buzz now because Bryan Singer has optioned the property to produce under his Bad Hat Harry company.

According to Variety, the story involves a world where fighter jets have been replaced by men in flying suits (shades of Gundam maybe?) and focuses on a hero-type who learns he might be the one to save the world. It’s not settled yet, but Singer may also be directing the adaptation.

Total newcomer Michael Finch, whose sole credit is an action script called Medieval that’s in development with New Regency, will be writing the script for distribution through Fox.

Apparently, Radical is also in the mix with Peter Berg to direct an adaptation of another one of their comics – “Hercules: The Thracian Wars.”

It’s double unclear as to whether this project will cut into Singer’s taking the helm for The Man of Steel anymore than his duties on “House” do, but will keep an eye on that and report accordingly.

What do you think? Anyone out there read this bad boy?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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