Myriad and 407 Team Up for Hybrid

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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.