Dodgeball creator to rewrite The Umbrella Academy

Rawson Thurber reworks My Chemical Romance singer's comic book

Writer and director Rawson Thurber will take over the script writing reigns from Mark Bomback for the comic book movie The Umbrella Academy. 
Bomback wrote the first draft of the screenplay, which is based on the 2007 miniseries created by My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way. 
Way picked up a 2008 Eisner Award for his Dark Horse comic, which follows a group of young superheroes who are brought together as children – reuniting later in life following the death of their mentor. 
Thurber's recent work includes script duties on Brett Ratner's Tower Heist, as well as writing and directing a film based on Michael Chabon's novel The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh.

Is there room for superhero movies that step outside the comic book world's main players? Let the super battles begin by leaving a comment below! 


    • badger86

      Jul 26th 2011, 21:22

      Don't get me wrong, im looking forward to DKR and The Avengers but the super hero bubble is close to popping. The market is just over saturated, it can't go on forever. There are plenty of comics out there without a cape or super power in sight that would make excellent films, Black Hole, Heavy Liquid or a part live action/part animated screen version of Maus would be nice.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 27th 2011, 0:53

      SOunds like a good idea, there is life after emo-s**te...

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    • MikeyRix

      Jul 27th 2011, 14:11

      Basically the first two lines of what badger86 said. Also, having read the series, I'll say "Uhm." Dodgeball guy writes the screenplay? >.

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