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Mostow to Adapt His Own Graphic Novel

Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Variety

Jonathan Mostow (director of U-571, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) has signed a deal to develop the graphic novel, The Megas into a feature adaptation with publisher Virgin Comics. If you’ve never heard of The Megas, it’s because it’s newly released (as in on sale starting today). Because I’m feeling a bit lazy this morning, here’s the official description from Virgin Comics:

What would life be like if America wasn’t a democracy? What if our founding fathers were a group of powerful men from a unique race whose only purpose was to ensure the continuity of their own reign? Fast-forward 230 years and we have found ourselves entrenched in a totalitarian society, where inferior commoners are governed by the powerful “Megas”.

The Megas follows Detective Jack Madison’s race-against-the-clock investigation to uncover secrets behind the mysterious sex-fueled suicide of a Prince in The Megas royal family. Meanwhile, the King is on his deathbed and society is bracing for the inevitable chaos that will surely ensue once he dies. As one controversial truth after another is revealed, Detective Madison finds himself entrenched in lies, corruption and power struggles.

The Megas marks the latest title in a series published by Virgin Comics called The Director’s Cut series, which has seen graphic novels developed by John Woo, and Guy Ritchie.

And here’s the cover to the first issue: