July 29, 2011 4:28pm PT by Borys Kit
'No Heroics' Creator Tackling 'The Mighty'
Drew Pearce, who created the British superhero TV satire No Heroics, has been tapped to write Paramount’s adaptation of DC Comics title The Mighty.
Created by former DC editor Peter Tomasi and artist Keith Champagne, Mighty centers on a godlike and Superman-like hero and his relationship with a police officer who lands the plum job of being the man’s human handler. The relationship begins to fray when the officer begins to suspect that the hero adored the world-over is behind a series of ghastly murders.
Mary Parent, Cale Boyter and JC Spink are producing.
Paramount was able to get the book from DC and its parent company Warner Bros. since the book was creator-owned and not set in the DC Universe.
Pearce, repped by WME and London’s PBJ Management, created, wrote and produced No Heroics, which featured superheroes milling around a local pub; ABC commissioned a pilot for an American version but it didn’t get picked up.
The show led Pearce to Hollywood gigs, with the scribe landing gigs to pen Marvel Studios’ adaptation of their teen comic Runaways and to work with Shane Black on Iron Man 3.