Universal has hired Constantine scribe Mark Bomback to adapt The Umbrella Academy, the comic created by My Chemical Romance singer Gerard way.
Academy, which first appeared as a six-issue miniseries in 2007, features a group of disbanded superheroes who reunite after their adoptive father dies.
The founder – an alien masquerading as wealthy entrepreneur Sir Reginald Hargreeves – collected the team shortly after their birth and trained them to save the world.
Now they have to carry on the job without him. Alfonso Cuaron is currently attached to direct, though there's no word on whether he'll still step up and take the job.
It’s proof that there really are comic books left to adapt, though considering the first series of the Academy nabbed an Eisner award and that Way brings a built-in fan base, it’s not shocking that Universal would nab it.
Do you want to see The Umbrella Academy turned into a movie? Or is it one comic book too far?