Don Murphy And John Wells Are Forgotten

Duo option high-concept comic book

by Chris Hewitt |
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Producers Don Murphy and John Wells have teamed up to option the movie rights to the indie comic book, Forgotten.

First published as a four-part series in 2004, the Evan Young/Jareth Grealish comic revolves around a man who is forgotten by everyone he meets after five minutes, something to which Empire, obviously, can’t relate (damn damn DAMN!).

When the son of a long-lost friend is wrongly accused of murder, our hero uses his power – which has left him incredibly lonely, like the last biscuit at the bottom of the tin - to solve the mystery, in a style that’s been described as Philip K. Dick meets Memento. In other words, this one is going to make your brain hurt. Don’t worry, though, you’ll forget all about it in five minutes.

The pairing of Murphy and Wells is an intriguing one. Wells is the creator of ER, and is currently shooting the indie drama, The Company Men, with Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones. Murphy, one of Hollywood’s most forceful personalities, has produced the likes of Transformers (and its upcoming sequel), Shoot ‘Em Up and last year’s Kim Basinger thriller, While She Was Out.

That was written and directed by Susan Montford, Murphy’s wife, and she will also produce Forgotten. Wells will also produce, along with Claire Polstein. No writer or director has yet been attached, but this sounds intriguing enough for us to hope that they get a move on.

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