I used to be into in the prophesies of Nostradamus, but for some reason I lost interest in the 16th century seer after watching that boring biopic where he's played by Tchéky Karyo. Anyway, I thought most of the prophesy appeal died out with the event-less turn of the millennium. Seven years later, after the devastation of 9/11, Katrina, the tsunami and other disasters, maybe it is time to check back on Nostradamus' quatrains to see if there's any other upcoming tragedies we might be able to avert.
This idea of making sure Nostradamus's' predictions don't come true is already on the way to comic book racks and movie theaters. Boom Studios' comic The Foundationis about a secret organization, originally set up by Nostradamus himself, which deciphers and investigates the quatrains in order to change the future. That would certainly explain why so many of Nostradamus' prophesies seem to be false. Seeing as how The Foundation sounds like a perfect mix of Quantum Leap, Men in Blackand (as Boom's website mentions) The X-Filesand 24, it makes sense that Hollywood would be interested before the first issue even hits stores. Paramount has locked the rights to the comic and they've got Boom founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie producing.
Cosby and Richie had previously sold the movie rights to two of Boom's other titles, both to Universal. Talentis like the television series Lost except that it deals with only one sole plane crash survivor who seems to suddenly possess the talents of the 148 passengers who perished. Tag is described by Boom as, "spine-snapping horror in the tradition of the movie The Ring!" Boom has only been around for about two years now, but if Cosby and Richie keep developing comics they can compare to TV shows and movies, then I predict the company will have a long life and a lasting relationship with Hollywood.