Alright gentlemen, let the speculation begin. This one comes courtesy to us from Tim W. on the G+ comic book spec community. Planetoid, the Image comic, has been optioned for a movie by some pretty big names.
According to Tracking-Board Planetoid has been optioned by Revelations Entertainment which was started by Morgan Freeman. They are known for the Emmy-nominated series “Through the Wormhole,” in which Morgan Freeman narrates and are more knowns for films such as “Along Came a Spider,” “The Code,” “Invictus,” and “The Magic of Belle Isle.”
The article goes on to say:
Revelations Entertainment has just snatched the rights to the sci-fi comic book series PLANETOID. The series is based on a Han Solo- type character that crash lands in a strange planetary system and must lead an uprising amidst a futuristic population. Producers are currently meeting with writers to iron out an initial script as they move forward with a film that’s a little different from what the company is used to making.
It will be interesting to see what direction they take with the series, as its mix of aliens, cyborgs, robots, and space adventures leave the possibility for a hybrid of live-action/animation, or a solely animated feature altogether. Producer Tracy Mercer, the driving force behind the acquisition of the film rights and overseeing for Revelations, is a noted sci-fi fan herself, and probably has a good idea of how to blend the elements together effectively.
The project is currently independent, but Revelations has a studio deal with Warner brothers that has been renewed through December 2014, and there is little doubt a major studio’s backing will be needed to produce a film of this complexity and caliber. Stay glued to the Tracking Board for any updates on the film, and see how they plan to make this thrilling comic book series come to life.