Madison Barnes over at TheTracking Board has word that ‘The Chronicles of Naria’ producer Mark Gordon is teaming with DC Comics, and Management 360 to revive Hollywood’s big screen reboot of beloved comic book series ‘The Phantom.’
Created by Lee Falk in 1936, ‘The Phantom’ began as a daily newspaper comic strip and told the adventures of Kit Walker, the 21st in a family of men who have passed the task of fighting injustice onto their sons. Unlike most fictional costumed heroes, the Phantom does not have any superpowers, and relies on his strength, intelligence, and fearsome reputation of being an immortal ghost to defeat his foes.
‘The Phantom’ has been adapted in the past, with the 1996 Billy Zane-led adaptation and a short-lived TV mini-series in 2009. Both adaptations took the purple-suited crimefighter out of his fictional home country of Bangalia, and moved him to New York City. It’s not yet clear if this new adaptation will stick to the source material.
A sequel to the 1996 feature was on the cards back in 2008 with Tim Boyle providing the script, and Sam Worthington circling the role of The Ghost Who Walk, but the project fell into development hell and stalled.
Drew Simon of Mark Gordon Company will serve as executive producer on the reboot, and they are currently out to writers to tackle the script.