BOOM! Studios comic book miniseries The Foundation is getting a big screen adaptation at 20th Century Fox. Evan Daugherty, a credited screenwriter on this weekend's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will be penning the screenplay.

Lasting a total of five issues, The Foundation was created by Kody Chamberlain in 2008, with stories written by John Rozum and art by Chee. The plot revolves around a secret society that uses Nostradamus' unpublished works to predict and stop worldwide threats to security. This squad of secret agents has been in place since the 1500s, when Nostradamus published his original written works. He set up the team himself, using his wealth to prevent his catastrophic prophesies from coming true. The movie will follow the team in modern times.

The Foundation is BOOM!'s second project set up at Fox as part of their recent deal. The first movie is Malignant Man, to be directed by James Wan (Saw; Fast & Furious 7). Wan created the graphic novel, which follows a cancer patient who discovers the tumor growing inside of him is actually a mysterious parasite. It was picked up by Fox two months ago. Before the new deal with BOOM!, Fox had already acquired their graphic novel Rust in 2011, which will be directed by Carlos Saldanha and written by Aline Brosh McKenna.

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BOOM! Studios' first adapted work was last summer's 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. It was released by Universal Studios.

The Foundation writer Evan Daugherty is also known for his work on Divergent and Snow White and the Huntsman.

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