Warner Bros. in 'Hiding'

Picks up rights to comic book miniseries

Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to the comic book miniseries "Hiding in Time," setting writer Beau Thorne to adapt. Dan Lin is producing via his Lin Pictures shingle.

The story is set in a not-too-distant future in which the Witness Protection Program uses time travel to relocate high-value witnesses into the past for safe keeping. When the program is compromised, a government scientist must travel back through the greatest moments in history to help a master thief rescue his old crew from the assassins sent back by their former employer.

The comic, created by Christopher Long and illustrated by Ryan Winn, was published by Image Shadowline.

Jon Silk brought the comics into Lin Pictures and will serve as co-producer and oversee for Lin Pictures. Ray Miller at Archetype will co-produce, and the company's David Server at Archetype will associate produce.

Sarah Schechter oversees for Warners.

Thorne wrote the video game adaptation "Max Payne," which stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Ludacris. He is repped by CAA and Mad Hatter Entertainment.