Variety reports that the recently formed partnership between Myriad Pictures and comic book creators Studio 407 has yielded its first project. Myriad will make a live-action film based on the Studio 407 property Hybrid.
The story revolves around vacationing college students who come across what appears to be an abandoned trawler while on a sailing trip. They soon discover it is the nest of a mutant creature, born of environmental abuse, who “fishes” for humans in the open water.
The project is currently out to directors. Peter Kwong, who penned the comic — which publishes in June — will write the screenplay.
Myriad is eyeing a mid-2008 start date. The film will be shot in Southeast Asia off the coast of Thailand.
Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico and Studio 407’s Alex Leung are producing.