Paramount Pictures has hired comic book author Grant Morrison to write the feature adaptation of videogame franchise Area 51.
Christine Peters will produce through her Par-based CFP Productions with Penn Station’s Dean Georgaris and Michael Aguilar, along with Stan Winston.
Paramount picked up to the film rights to Area 51 from Midway Games in 2004. The game was released in April 2005. A spinoff game, “Blacksite: Area 51” will be released by Midway this summer.
Set in the U.S. government’s most top-secret military facility, the storyline revolves around a hazardous materials specialist who is called in to investigate a viral outbreak that could be extra-terrestrial in nature.
Georgaris penned an earlier draft of Area 51.