Par supporting 'The Foundation'


Paramount Pictures has pre-emptively picked up the rights to "The Foundation," an upcoming comic book to be published by Boom! Studios. Boom founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie will serve as producers.

Written by John Rozum and drawn by Kody Chamberlain, the five-issue miniseries uses the prophesies of Nostradamus as its backdrop. In the tale, Nostradamus' books of foreshadowing made him a rich man, and he took his riches and created a foundation to prevent the prophesies from happening. The comic focuses on the secret team in the present day who uses the prophet's published and unpublished works to predict threats to the world.

There is no writer attached.

Dan Levine and Elizabeth Raposo will oversee for the studio.

"Foundation" is the third title that Boom has set up. The 18-month-old company has the action-thriller comic "Talent" and the horror comic "Tag" both set up at Universal that Cosby, who also co-created Sci Fi Channel's "Eureka," and Richie are producing with Marc Platt.
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