Paramount Players, a division of Paramount Pictures, has acquired the film rights to adapt the acclaimed graphic novel PLANET OF THE NERDS written by Paul Constant and illustrated by Alan Robinson, Randy Elliott and colorist Felipe Sobreiro. In PLANET OF THE NERDS, three high school jocks in the 1980s are accidentally frozen by an experimental cryogenics device, only to be revived almost 40 years later. They awake in today’s computer-driven, superhero movie-loving world— in an era ruled by nerds.
PLANET OF THE NERDS is on sale in comic shops now and will be available at bookstores on Tuesday, October 29 from AHOY Comics, featuring a cover by David Nakayama and an introduction by Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings.
The deal was brokered by Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company, Inc.
AHOY Comics is led by Publisher Hart Seely, an award-winning reporter whose humor and satire has appeared in The New York Times and on National Public Radio; Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer, a veteran of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint; Stuart Moore, Director of Ops; and Chief Creative Officer Frank Cammuso. Since its debut in September of 2018, AHOY Comics has pledged for readers to “expect more” from its line of comic book magazines and graphic novels with full length comic book stories, accompanied by “extras” including short prose fiction, the occasional recipes, and even a crossword puzzle.