By Jason Abdow
Brad Peyton has been chosen to direct a film adaptation of sci-fi thriller “Malignant Man” for 20th Century Fox. The adaptation will be based on the 2011 graphic novel of the same name that was co-written by James Wan and Michael Alan Nelson. The story centers on a cancer patient with a terminal diagnosis who discovers his tumor is a mysterious parasite which gives him powers. It is described as being “dark, twisted, and unlike anything else.”
The script was written by Wan and Peyton as well as Zak Olkewicz. It will be produced by Boom! Studio’s Rosee Richie and Stephen Christy. Both Peyton and Wan have built up their credibility as filmmakers recently. Peyton has directed two blockbuster hits with “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and last summer’s “San Andreas.“ Meanwhile, Wan has made a name for himself in the horror industry with film’s like “Saw,“ “Insidious,“ “The Conjuring,“ and has even diversified his resume with the action film “Furious 7.“ There is no word on casting, production dates or a release for the film.