‘RASL’ Gets Big Screen Adaptation

‘Sherlock Holmes’ producer Lionel Wigram has acquired the rights to the Jeff Smith comic book about a thief who steals artwork from parallel universes.
BY |
‘RASL’ Gets Big Screen Adaptation

Producer Lionel Wigram acquires RASL comic bookSherlock Holmes producer Lionel Wigram has acquired the rights to the comic book RASL for a feature adaptation.

Jeff Smith created the comic book series in 2008, which centers on a former military scientist who becomes an art thief, traveling to parallel universes to steal priceless artwork. He is found out by his former boss and is enlisted to protect the world's most dangerous secret. Here's what the producer had to say about the project, which he hopes to land at Warner Bros.

"We'll team with a writer and figure out how to adapt it to the screen and hopefully it will become a big movie franchise for Warner Bros."

Lionel Wigram picked up the rights with his own funds, after being alerted to the comic book by a colleague, Peter Eskelsen, who will executive produce along with the comic book creator, Jeff Smith.

Sources:Deadline

Best of the Web

1 comments

Want to join the discussion?

Facebook Twitter

Popular Stories

Latest Headlines

‘Scream Queens’ Preview Goes Behind-the-Scenes

‘Scream Queens’ Preview Goes Behind-the-Scenes

Series creator Ryan Murphy and cast members Keke Palmer, Lea Michele, Emma Roberts and more explain the plot of ‘Scream Queens’ in a new preview.

By Brian Gallagher | 4 hours ago

16 Shares0 Comments

Around the Web

Popular Movies