Legendary Developing Black Hammer Comic Series for Film & TV

Lawrence Kim
November 14, 2018

Legendary Entertainment has purchased film and television rights to Black Hammer, co-created by prolific comics writer Jeff Lemire.

The company, a subsidiary of the China-based Wanda Group, made the announcement Tuesday. The title has has already spawned three spin-off series; Sherlock Frankenstein, Doctor Star and The Quantum Age.

Black Hammer is an epic multi-book saga of interweaving stories - both past and present - detailing the trials and tribulations of the heroes as well as the villains of Spiral City.

Conceived by Lemire in 2007, the series had to wait until he'd completed other works and eventually began to be published, illustrated by Dean Ormston, in 2016. The series has won two Eisner Awards, including Best New Series the year after its debut, and hails from the same imprint that Legendary mined for big box office bucks with Zack Snyder's 300. "After Death" at Sony Pictures; "Underwater Welder" with Ryan Gosling attached to direct; "Essex County" at the CBC; and "Gideon Falls" at Hivemind.

It's time for a Dark Horse to get back in the cinematic race. Recent Legendary titles include "Skyscraper", "Pacific Rim: Uprising", "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom", "Kong: Skull Island", and "The Great Wall".

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