DC Comics’ superteam Teen Titans is getting the big-screen treatment courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The live-action adaptation is being produced by Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster through their Weed Road production company, while Mark Verheiden has been brought on board to write the script.
The Teen Titans, which first appeared in 1964, are comprised of Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Wonder Girl and Speedy, the respective sidekicks of A-list heroes Batman, Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Green Arrow.
The comic series reached X-Men-style success in the 1980s, when the team was relaunched in a new comic with the characters no longer kids but college-age adults and the stories explored more mature themes. The series also saw the addition of Cyborg, Starfire and Raven, original characters who weren’t sidekicks, while the character of Robin matured into one called Nightwing.
Most recently, the comic was adapted to the television screen with a Cartoon Network series that ran from 2003-06 that used many of the ’80s comics’ heroes and story lines.
It is not known which heroes will be used, but Nightwing is said to be in the mix.
Goldsman said the tone will be consistent with such recent Warners’ comic book fare as Batman Begins, Superman Returns and the upcoming Watchmen.
Verheiden was a writer-producer on “Smallville” and is a writer-producer on “Battlestar Galactica.”