A few years back, Sony Pictures was developing a feature film adaptation of the Image Comics series Descender. The sci-fi story by bestselling author Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) and artist Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Streets of Gotham) follows TIM-21, a companion robot who is thrust into a hostile cosmos where androids are outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. Enough time has passed since then that a sequel comic series called Ascender has been published too, and now both of the comics are in the process of being adapted for television. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Over the past few years, I’ve watched my weekly comic book purchases change in some very telling ways. As my subscriptions to Marvel and DC books declined, I found myself reading more creator-owened series and the current king of that landscape is Image Comics. Which means I’ve been reading a ton of stuff with Image’s name on it and I’ve discovered countless engrossing and unique comic series that simply couldn’t exist under the “big two.”
One of those comics is Descender, a wonderful new-ish science fiction series from writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dustin Nguyen. Sony picked up the film rights one year ago and now they’ve finally tasked a writer with transforming the comic into a screenplay.
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