Pretty exciting news. UNTHINKABLE, my creator-owned Boom! Studios book about a writer who joins a post 9/11 think tank tasked with coming up with worst case terror scenarios before they happen, is going to be a TV Pilot for FOX. Produced by Howard Gordon (24, Homeland) and Ben Queen. If you know me you know what a huge Homeland fan I am and I couldn’t think of a better team of people to bring this to the screen.
There are reports in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline.com, Comic Book Resources and an interview with some of my thoughts at MTV Geek.
UNTHINKABLE is what’s called a “put pilot”…meaning that Fox has to make the pilot or pay a very stiff penalty. People are saying this all but guarantees it will be shot, but this is Hollywood and there are no certainties. Still, to say that I am excited is the understatement of the century.
Since I don’t know if I’ll have another chance, I’d like to use this opportunity to thank some people who were instrumental in creating Unthinkable.
First and foremost, artist Julian Totino Tedesco, without whom the book wouldn’t exist. Paul Azaceta for stand-out covers and Kristian Donaldson for my first ever variant cover. Juan Manuel Tumburus for colors and Ed Dukeshire for letters and design for doing the unsung work of making a comic come to life.
Mark Waid and Matt Gagnon for editing the hell out of the book (and Ian Brill and Dafna Pleban and the rest of the Boom! crew). Chip Mosher for promoting the hell out of it and being an incredible friend. I suppose I should also thank the TSA for their help in promoting the book, however inadvertent.
My mom, for believing in the idea before anyone else (which she will proudly tell you:). My dad, who I wish was here to see this.
My intelligence sources who as always have to remain nameless. I swear they exist though.
And my readers, who are the most intelligent fans in the world and constantly push me to do better. Thank you all.
I’m sure I’m leaving people out, and if you’re one of those people you can take comfort in the fact I’m easily guilted and at least get a drink out of me. There’s more coming for me in comics, TV and film, and I hope you’ll stick with me for what is sure to be an exciting ride.
Oh, and if you haven’t read UNTHINKABLE - along with GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES one of the works I’m most proud of - copies are SCARCE, BUT - you can get it Comixology here.