Douglas Cook and David Weisberg have been hired to write Nick Ratchet, one of Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment projects set up at Disney, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The mystery thriller centers on a Jekyll & Hyde struggle between a meek, ineffectual police officer and his online alter-ego, a tough avatar cop named Nick Ratchet who emerges from inside a video game to usurp the life of his creator.
Richard LaGravenese is attached to direct “Ratchet,” which is based on an idea of Lee’s.
Larry Jacobson and Sonny Grosso are producing. Lee is executive producing with POW partner Gill Champion.