FOX Acquires 'Malignant Man'; James Wan Looking To Direct
Reported by Outsiders - 09:39 AM 2014.06.18
Deadline is reporting that FOX has acquired the rights to the live adaptation of Malignant Man, a graphic novel created by James Wan. Malignant Man focuses on Alan Gates, a cancer patient with a terminal diagnosis who is resigned to his fate until he discovers that his tumor is actually a mysterious parasite. Granted a second lease on life and incredible, otherworldly powers, Alan must fight against an evil army buried beneath society’s skin, all the while unlocking the secrets of his forgotten past.
Wan created the novel three years ago, will develop and have intentions to helm the project. Wan is credited with directing the first Saw film, launched the Insidious and The Conjuring fright franchises and is currently directing Fast & Furious 7 at Universal. He will produce Malignant Man with Stephen Christy and Ross Richie for Fox-based production shingle BOOM!, with Adam Yoelin co-producing.