According to The Hollywood Reporter, Benderspink has optioned the rights to the graphic novel The Gray Area by writer Glen Brunswick and comic artist John Romita Jr.

First published last year by Image Comics, Gray Area is a supernatural thriller that follows a corrupt cop who, after being killed, goes to an afterlife known as the Gray Area, where he has to prove he's not that bad.

Benderspink is viewing the property as a potential franchise. Brunswick recently was tapped to write a script adaptation to the Wildstorm/DC comic Ex Machina for New Line. Benderspink and Brunswick are attached as producers on Ex Machina.