Deadline New York reports that 20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to “Incognito,” a graphic novel written by Ed Brubaker and featuring art by Sean Phillips. Published by Marvel Comics, the title is described as follows:
From the creators of Criminal and Sleeper comes the most insane and evil super-villain comic you’ve ever read!
What if you were an ex-super villain hiding out in Witness Protection… but all you could think about were the days when the rules didn’t apply to you? Could you stand the toil of an average life after years of leaving destruction in your wake? And what if you couldn’t stand it? What would you do then?
INCOGNITO a twisted mash-up of noir and super-heroics by best-selling creators Ed Brubaker (The Death of Captain America) and Sean Phillips (Marvel Zombies) with Val Staples on colors. And continuing Criminal’s single issue tradition, each issue of Incognito has more pages of story content, as well as articles on pulp and noir and behind the scenes looks!
Robert Schenkkan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of “The Kentucky Cycle,” will write the screenplay. Peter Chernin and his Chernin Entertainment will produce with Circle of Confusion’s David Engel.