Universal Making Umbrella Academy Film

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Universal Pictures is planning to make Umbrella Academy the first project to come out of its three-year production pact with Dark Horse Comics, reports Variety.

Mark Bomback, who wrote Disney’s Race to Witch Mountain, has been hired to write the adaptation of the book series, created by Gerard Way, the lead singer of band My Chemical Romance.

“Umbrella Academy,” which premiered in 2007 and spawned a second series, revolves around a disbanded group of seven superheroes who reunite after the death of their adoptive father, an alien disguised as a famous entrepreneur, and carry out his plan to save the world.

Mike Richardson, founder and prexy of Dark Horse, will produce “Umbrella” alongside Scott Stuber through his Universal-based Stuber Productions.