Brad Peyton (“San Andreas”) is set to direct sci-fi actioner “Malignant Man”, from producer and co-creator James Wan.
Zak Olkewicz adapted the script which, according to THR, “focuses on Alex Gates, a patient dying of a terminal disease who is resigned to his fate … until he discovers that his malignant tumor is actually a mysterious alien parasite. Now with some incredible powers and a renewed purpose, Gates is tasked with fighting a secret army lurking behind the veils of society while also peeling back his own secrets.”
“Malignant Man” is based on a Boom! Studios comic that Wan co-created.
Boom!’s Ross Richie and Stephen Christy are also producing along with Peyton. Adam Yoelin of Boom! is co-producing, and Jeff Fierson is exec producing.