Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pcitures has bought the rights to DC Comics' THE MIGHTY, a comic book series written by Peter J. Tomasi and Keith Champagne. The story is about a cop, Gabriel Cole, who works with Section Omega, the police force that is assigned to work with the Earth's one true superhero, Alpha-One. Cole was rescued by Alpha-One when he was a child, and now heads the force that works with him, stopping crimes and assisting Alpha-One. But Cole discovers that Alpha-One isn't what he appears to be, and that sets him on a course where a normal man must go up against a virtual god.
The film will be produced by Disruption Entertainment, and co-produced by JC Spink. I like the concept a lot - what if Superman was a villain, and only one man knew about it? Actually, that sounds a lot like how Lex Luthor sees himself. I haven't read the book, but I'll definitely pick it up now. I know the superhero film genre seems swamped right now, but if the films are quality and the material is original, I'll keep seeing these movies if they keep making them.