EXCLUSIVE: Justin Marks is reuniting with producer David Goyer to adapt Vertigo Comics’ Federal Bureau Of Physics, penning the script based on a treatment by Simon Oliver, who created the comic with Robbi Rodriguez. The comic series was titled Collider before the name was changed last year. Nellie Reed from Goyer’s company is also producing the Warner Bros pic; Jon Berg is overseeing for the studio. Goyer and Marks previously teamed at Warners with the latter adapting the DC Comics property Green Arrow: Escape From Supermax.
The comic series centers on the FBP, or the Federal Bureau of Physics, a group formed in a world where quantum disturbances happen all the time and must be dealt with.
Marks has been busy, with his Jungle Book at Disney and directed by Jon Favreau set for a October 9, 2015 release. He also just completed a military action thriller for Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney and penned 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Captain Nemo, also for Disney, when Sean Bailey was producing. He also adapted the DC project Suicide Squad for Dan Lin and Warners. Marks is repped by CAA, Madhouse Entertainment and attorney Stephen Clark.
On the producer side, Goyer, repped by WME, just set up the Justin Rhodes script The Breach at Lionsgate with Lorenzo DiBonaventura. Goyer will direct that this year.