DreamWorks has acquired Roundtable, a new action comedy spec script from comic book and LOST scribe Brian K Vaughn. The story for Roundtable revolves around “Merlin assembling a bunch of modern-day knights to battle a resurrected ancient evil, only to discover that today’s knights are all washed-up athletes, cowardly scientists or Academy Award-winning actors.” Apparently it’s an update to the classic King Arthur legend, described as more Ghostbusters than Excalibur. Sounds like an incredibly strange concept if you ask me, but Vaughn has earned my faith.
His Y: The Last Man is the greatest comic book series ever created. It’s very accessible, if you don’t like comic books I highly m you pick up the first trade paperback at Barnes and Nobles – You’ll be hooked. His other comic books, Ex Machina, Runaways, and Pride of Baghdad, have all been highly acclaimed. Y: The Last Man and Runaways are both being developed into big screen films. Recently he’s been working as a writer and co-producer on the hit television show LOST.
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