According to Variety, Warner Bros. has set "The Shield" co-executive producer Kurt Sutter to write Species X, a drama about a police detective who realizes he might be from another world.

WB Interactive Entertainment will simultaneously develop videogame "The Condemned: Criminal Origins" based on the concept. It is an unusual occurrence, since movies and vidgames usually cross-pollinate when one is a hit and the other is little more than an adaptation.

Species X, which will be produced by Basil Iwanyk and David Goyer, was hatched by Jason Hall and Nathan Hendrickson. Hall is an established gamer who runs WBIE, the only vidgame publisher owned by a film studio.

Brian B.