The feature film rights to Image Comics’ future noir title Hadrian’s Wall by writers Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel and artist Rod Reis have been acquired by Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label DUST.
Higgins, a New York Times bestselling author, will adapt and direct the film.
Per Deadline: “Billed as a locked-room murder mystery in space, Hadrian’s Wall follows a pill-popping detective sent to interview the crew of a distant survey ship, when his ex-wife’s new husband dies in suspicious circumstances amidst a broiling cold war between Earth and her distant colony.”
“Although Hadrian’s Wall takes place a century into the future, the crew of the space vessel navigates both a murder mystery and a civil war in a world smartly mirroring our present day,” said Cody Zwieg, senior vice president of development and production, Gunpowder & Sky.
Higgins added, "The best murder mysteries are vehicles for character study, and at its core, this is a story about relationships, set in one of the most isolated places in the universe. I think fans of the book will be as thrilled as I am.”