Fear Agent adaptation could be a huge, $100 million film, according to creator

Cover of Fear Agent Volume 1: Re-Ignition
Cover of Fear Agent Volume 1: Re-Ignition

MTV SplashPage got an update on the progress of Universal’s impending film adaptation of Rick Remender’s Fear Agent, from the writer himself – who’s currently penning the Punisher comic.

“Well [Fear Agent] still moving forward,” Remender told MTV News, “The press release that went out was a leak, it wasn’t official and it was missing a lot of details obviously.”

“I met with a couple of the guys involved in San Diego [Comic-Con] this past weekend and had a really good chat about it,” he expalined. “It looks like the home is going to be Universal. I don’t want to say anything definitive about any of the details yet, but it sounded like Fear Agent might be a giant, $100 million movie.”

The writer credits the current comic book friendly environment in Hollywood for his optimism, along with recent sci-fi successes, including the Star Trek reboot, for his optimism.

Remender also confirmed his previously mentioned preference for Jon Hamm or Aaron Eckhart to play lead character Heath Huston.

Fear Agent revolves around down and out alien exterminator Heath Huston, who stumbles upon an extraterrestrial legion of amoebas preparing to annihilate Earth. He’s then forced to choose between the bottle and resuming his roll as a peace keeper – the last Fear Agent. Heath’s former band of soldiers, the Fear Agents, was comprised of a group of the last remaining humans on Earth, whose sworn duty was the protection of the planet against alien invaders, however a number of years after preventing a large scale invasion of Earth, the Fear Agents were all slaughtered in a mysterious incident.

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