Netflix is developing an adaptation of the Vault Comics title Failsafe with Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan in line to produce - and potentially star, according to Deadline. Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole is scripting the adaptation of the comic book by writers F.J. DeSanto and Todd Farmer, along with artist Federico Dallocchio.
"When he executed the last nanotech-enhanced super soldier, John Ravane thought that was the end of the haywire Insurgence Program," reads Failsafe's description from Vault. "Ten years later, in the wake of social unrest, its true legacy is revealed. As sleeper agents scattered throughout the country activate, Ravane must stand between a government he cannot trust and the soldiers he once hunted.
While Jordan is locked in to produce, he has refrained from commiting to star in the film until he reads a finished script.
The Hollywood trade reports that DeSanto - a veteran film producer - partnered with Jordan and Cole and sold Failsafe in an auction with Netflix and several other unnamed suitors in a deal said to be "in the high six range."