Warner Bros. are to bring Vertigo Comics’ Federal Bureau of Physics to the big screen. Deadline is reporting that WB has hired Justin Marks, who penned the screenplay for Disney’s upcoming Jon Favreau-directed adaptation of The Jungle Book, to adapt the comic for producer David Goyer. Marks’ script is to be based on a treatment by Simon Oliver, who created the comic with Robbi Rodriguez.
Federal Bureau of Physics, which was officially known as Collider before a name-change last year, “centers on the FBP, or the Federal Bureau of Physics, a group formed in a world where quantum disturbances happen all the time and must be dealt with.” The comic follows special agent Adam Hardy as he deals with both internal departmental battles and quantum disasters.
Goyer and Marks previously worked together in adapting DC Comics’ Green Arrow: Escape from Supermax, also for WB.
Marks is certainly an in-demand writer. Apart from The Jungle Book, he has also penned a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced military action-thriller and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo, all for Disney. Goyer, meanwhile, has penned the screenplay for Zack Snyder’s untitled Batman-Superman film and the upcoming Constantine television project.