ROM Movie in the Works With READY PLAYER ONE Screenwriter - Report

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Ready Player One screenwriter Zak Penn has been hired by Paramount Pictures and Hasbro's Allspark Pictures to write a Rom film, according to Deadline.

Rom: Spaceknight is an alien cyborg who hunts the Dire Wraiths throughout the universe. Rom originated as a Hasbro toyline in the 70s, alongside a licensed tie-in comic book from Marvel. In recent years, IDW relaunched the Rom comic book through their partnership with Hasbro.

In 2015, Hasbro Studios and Paramount Pictures announced plans for an integrated cinematic universe with Rom, G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light, and M.A.S.K.. A roundtable writing team for the overall universe was announced in 2016 to include Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan, Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, Cheo Coker, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Joe Robert Cole, Jeff Pinkner, Nicole Riegel, and Geneva Robertson.

No projected release date for Rom has been announced.

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