Rights Available! Superhero African-American Teen Hacker Gets Reboot

'Solarman,' by Joseph Illidge and Brendan Deneen, along with the latest from 'In the Heart of the Sea' author Nathaniel Philbrick, which explores the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, are both ripe for optioning.
Courtesy of Viking

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Valiant Ambition (Viking) by Nathaniel Philbrick
Agency: ICM

The author of In the Heart of the Sea (adapted by Imagine in 2015) and Bunker Hill (in development with Ben Affleck and Chris Terrio) tackles the tragic relationship between George Washington and his friend turned traitor Benedict Arnold.

Solarman (Scout Comics) by Brendan Deneen and Joseph Illidge (Verge Entertainment)
Agency: Scout

With Black Panther and Cyborg getting their own big-screen treatments and the Luke Cage series coming to Netflix soon, this character, originally penned by Stan Lee during the 1980s, receives a timely reboot as an African-American teen hacker with alien superpowers.