Paramount Pictures picked up the rights to the Valiant Comics series "Harbinger" and plans to turn it into a live-action feature, possibly as a potential directing vehicle for Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand).

According to Variety, the "Harbinger" comicbook series, created by Jim Shooter, became a hit when published in the 1990s. Harbingers are humans with powers that can be unlocked by "omega" harbingers. Teenager Pete Stanchek finds himself on a collision course with an older "omega" who used his gifts to become an evil industrialist.

No production date has been set.