Shazam! Director and Batman Writer To Adapt Sci-Fi Comics Fear Agent For Amazon

Seth Rogen (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation, Shazam, Lights Out) will be teaming up to adapt Rick Remender’s sci-fi comic Fear Agent into a TV series for Amazon.

The rights to the title was acquired by Amazon following a competitive bidding war with fellow streaming services Peacock, HBO Max, and TNT.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sandberg will be directing and producing the pilot with a script written by Mattson Tomlin (The Batman). While Remender and Fear Agent co-creator and artist Tony Moore will be on board to executive produce. 

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The Fear Agent adaptation will be made by Sony Pictures Television, with whom Remender has sighed a three-year overall deal. Remender has previously teamed up with Sony Pictures Television to produce his comic Deadly Class into a series for SyFy.

Here is a brief summary of the series:

Interstellar invaders. Time travel. Clones of clones of clones, and lots of whiskey. Whether he’s battling the scourge of space, going back in time to stop the alien invasion that changed Earth forever, or winning his ex-wife back, there’s nothing that Heath Huston won’t do to try to right the wrongs and gets his family back. He is, after all, the last Fear Agent.

Fear Agent was first published in 2005 by Image whereafter it moved to Dark Horse Comics and made its home there till the comic’s final chapter in 2012.

No casting announcements have been made for the series as of yet.


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