Constantine Writer Adapting Umbrella Comic
Mark Bomback is getting out his parasol for “The Umbrella Academy.”
The scribe has been tapped to adapt the Dark Horse comic created by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and set up at Universal. Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson is producing.
The Umbrella Academy is a group of disbanded superheroes who reunite after the death of their adoptive father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves, an alien disguised as a wealthy entrepreneur. Hargreeves collected the members of the group shortly after their birth and trained them to save the world, and after his death, they carry on his plan.
The comic first came out as a six-issue miniseries in 2007, winning an Eisner Award to the surprise of many. A second miniseries is being published.
Bomback’s writing credits include the DC Comics adaptation “Constantine,” “Live Free or Die Hard” and “Race to Witch Mountain.” Repped by Endeavor and Anonymous Content, the scribe is working on “Jack the Giant Killer” at New Line. [thr]