What do you get when you combine the showrunner for '24,' the writer/producer of the miniseries 'Drive' and a critically-acclaimed comic book miniseries from Boom! Studios? FOX is hoping that combination produces great, thrilling television.
Howard Gordon ('24') and Ben Queen ('Drive') are teaming up to adapt 'Unthinkable,' a speculative terrorist thriller from Boom! Studios. Written by Mark Sable with art by Julian Totinoere, 'Unthinkable' is the story of a novelist who is recruited by the American government to join a think-tank that speculates about all of the worst-case terrorism scenarios. Later on, once these seemingly-unthinkable scenarios begin coming to pass, every member of that think-tank is a suspect.
It's grisly subject matter, to say the least. No word as of yet on whether or not the FOX series will occur in a speculative future after some of these attacks have been carried out, or if they will amend the horror of the series and have the "unthinkable" scenarios merely be threatened. No casting information is attached to the project as of yet.
Boom! Studios has been racking up a lot of adaptation successes of late, including the Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg feature '2 Guns,' based on the comic series of same name. The comic book series 'Day Men' from Boom! Studios was recently optioned as a potential series, as well.
'Unthinkable' is being developed by Mandalay Pictures, the production house behind 'Donnie Brasco.' It would seem that the comic property is in very good hands.
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