Megan Fox for Fathom

Transformers hottie to star in comic book series adaptation.

Transformers babe Megan Fox will reportedly play the lead role in the long-delayed big screen version of the Top Cow comic book series ‘Fathom’.

According to media reports, Fox Atomic is currently seeking several writers to bring aboard to revamp the script as a vehicle for Megan Fox, who, has officially signed onto the project this week. Fox is set to play the lead character of Aspen.

Created by the late Michael Turner, Fathom follows the aquatic exploits of   Aspen, brought to dry land on a boat thought to have sunk years ago. With no memories of who she is or where she came from, but with a clear affinity for the water, Aspen becomes an Olympic swimmer, a marine biologist and eventually gets involved in research at a high-tech underwater lab. At the lab, she discovers a mysterious underwater race, and her own water-based powers.

The project has been in development since 2001, when James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment acquired the rights to the comic.

Megan Fox will next be seen in the upcoming Simon Pegg film ‘How to Lose Friends and Alienate People’ – in Irish cinemas October 3rd.