HALES SCRIBES GARGOYLE
Variety reports that Columbia Pictures has hired Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones scribe Jonathan Hales to adapt the long-dormant comic book The Gargoyle.
Hales, who also penned The Scorpion King for Universal Pictures, said his script has 'actually very little connection' with the Marvel comic book's storyline. The original was penned by J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Mark Badger, and was published in a limited series from June through September 1985. It followed a human soul trapped within a Gargoyle's form.
Hales described his script as 'a mother/son tale' about a young, imaginative boy who spends much of his free time talking to a gargoyle statue on top of his apartment building. This gargoyle comes to life when a 100-year-old curse is lifted, and it begins a hunt for the talisman that will return it to permanent flesh-and-blood form.
Marvel CEO Avi Arad is in final negotiations to produce the film at Sony's Columbia Pictures, with plans being hatched to bring another, as-yet-undisclosed Sony-based producer aboard.
Courtesy of Coming Soon