Ed Brubaker is suddenly very busy. The graphic novel writer and the scribe who has written for several superhero comics including Captain America, Batman and X-Men, has sold a pair of projects to broadcast networks that he will write and executive produce. The first is Rising Suns, from 20th Century Fox TV and executive producer Kyle Killen, who was creator of NBC’s short-lived Awake last season. Brubaker’s crime thriller for Fox centers on an American Yakuza underboss fighting for his life as he becomes involved with the female FBI agent hunting him. Brubaker also has set up at NBC an untitled secret agent project about a young female agent-in-training who is part of her agency’s cleanup crew, shadowing a more famous agent erasing all traces of his missions. Universal TV is behind it with executive producers Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan.
Brubaker, repped by UTA and Anonymous Content, has his graphic novel Coward being adapted into a feature that David Slade is attached to direct. Jamie Patricoff and Lynette Howell at Electric City are producing, and Sierra-Affinity is financing the genre tale, about a master heist planner.