The Hollywood Reporter is (ahem) reporting that MAtt Kindt’s Mind MGMT series from Dark Horse has been picked up by Twentieth Century Fox.
According to the article, Ridley Scott is producing via his Fox-based Scott Free banner, along with Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg. A search for a writer to adapt is under way.
Kindt’s graphic novel, 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man was set up at Warner Bros. with Dustin Lance Black writing and attached to direct. The project is now in turnaround and Black is retooling the script.
Mind MGMT centers on a government agency consisting of psychic spies and their greatest asset, Henry Lime. After he suffers a breakdown and loses control of his abilities, causing the populace of a town to kill one another, he goes on the run. Several years later, a true-crime author named Meru, who was part of a flight where everyone mysteriously developed amnesia, is saved by Lime and begins to investigate the agency, uncovering her own secret connection to it.