I have to concur with the reader on Superhero Hype when he/she said "Yet more comics I've never heard of." Indeed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, DreamWorks has just optioned Platinum Comics' Atlantis Rising five-part series to develop into a live action movie.

The series takes a different approach than the usual "lost city of vast mythological wealth." Instead, seismic disturbances at sea force the military to investigate the deepest realm of the ocean, and an underground civilization emerges to wage war with Earth. "The comic brings a fresh, techno-thriller approach to a story that holds all the tenets of a classic us-vs.-them alien invasion movie," says DreamWorks Alex Kurtzman, who is producing the project.

Platinum Comics' CEO, Mitchell Rosenberg, says the project echoes "the global debate on our impact to the environment." That's becoming the new buzz phrase -- I think I first heard it with the Dune remake, and it just keeps coming back.

If you're interested in checking out the series, Drunk Duck has three issues up to read free of charge. I have to confess, I only got about halfway through the first one and it didn't grab my interest. But maybe I am just not in the mood. Let me know if I need to go back for a second look and read up to issue three. I don't think I have ever seen a good story centered around Atlantis, though.
categories Movies, Cinematical