DC's "Doom Patrol" to Hit the Big ScreenAkiva Goldsman.
Says Variety: "Warner Bros. Pictures is giving new life to DC Comics cult favorite "Doom Patrol," about a band of superheroes with freakish powers, with Akiva Goldsman producing the bigscreen adaptation through his Warners-based Weed Road Pictures. Studio has hired Adam Turner to pen the screenplay.
News is sure to set off buzz at Comic-Con. Debuting in 1963, "Doom Patrol" was often compared to Marvel's "X-Men." Both comics follow the exploits of a band of super-powered social misfits ostracized by the rest of the world. As with X-Men, the Doom Patrol is guided by a wheelchair-boundmentor in fighting evil. Characters include Elasti-Girl, Negative Man and Robotman."
Akiva Goldsman's comic book resumé includes "Batman Forever" and "Batman & Robin."