Writer/Director Adam McKay has reportedly been tapped to direct a film based on Mark Waid and Peter Krause's Irredeemable for 20th Century Fox, according to Deadline. McKay worked on a draft of Marvel Studios' Ant-Man, and has been involved in scripting its sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp. McKay's last directorial effort, The Big Short, was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
According to the Hollywood trade, the script will be written by Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters writer/director Tommy Wirkola.
Originally published by BOOM! Studios, Irredeemable is story of the Plutonian, a Superman-like hero who goes bad and tries to conquer the world. The success of the series prompted a spin-off title, Incorruptible, with a villainous character turning over a new leaf.
This would be the seventh project between 20th Century Fox and BOOM! Studios after the signing a first look deal in 2014. BOOM! Studios' co-founder Ross Richie and President of Development Stephen Christy are listed as producers, but no mention is made of Waid or Krause's involvement.
No projected release date for Irredeemable has been set.