When David S. Goyer signed a three year, first-look deal with Warner Bros. last year, many of us assumed he’d be bringing more DC superheroes to the big screen. After all, he served as screenwriter on the Dark Knight trilogy as well as Man of Steel, and even wrote the first draft of the upcoming Batman vs. Superman.
Recently, most of his superhero work has been spent bringing characters to the small screen, with upcoming shows like Gotham and Constantine. However, he still has some silver screen projects on his plate. He’s currently working on bringing Vertigo’s critically acclaimed Sandman to life and now, he’s signed on to adapt on of their other properties, FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics.
FBP (originally called Collider) was created last year by Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez. The story takes place in a world where quantum disturbances happen as regularly as the weather, and must be dealt with accordingly. You can check out the official plot summary below.
Wormholes in your kitchen. Gravity failures at school. Quantum tornadoes tearing through the midwest. As with all natural disasters, people do what they always do: They adapt and survive. And if things get really bad, the Federal Bureau of Physics (FBP) is only a call away.
“FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics” is the story of Adam Hardy: Young, brash and smart, he’s a rising star at the FBP, but when a gravity failure leads to the creation of an alternate dimension known as a “BubbleVerse,” Adam is sent on a rescue mission and finds his skills and abilities pushed to their limits when he discovers his partner has a different agenda..
It’s easy to see how a story like this could be translated to film. In fact, if handled properly, it could lead to one of the most visually exciting and unique comic book movies in some time. The high-concept premise is rooted in the Adam Hardy character, giving audiences something normal to cling on to while dealing with these quantum events. Additionally, the inclusion of espionage adds layers of intrigue that should make for a very fun ride.
The film is being written by Justin Marks, who just penned the screenplay for Jon Favreau’s Jungle Book adaptation, based off of a treatment by Simon Oliver. Goyer will produce the film along with Nellie Reed and Jon Berg.
Tell us, do you think there’s potential in FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics, or would you rather see Goyer working on more cape-and-cowl DC Comics adaptations? Let us know in the comments below.