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Two months after the project was announced at Comic-Con International, Atlas Entertainment is partnering with Benderspink on an adaptation of the upcoming comic Langley High, Variety reports. Atlas is a producer of The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel.
Created by Tomm Coker and Daniel Friedman, the comic centers on a student from Langley High, located just 1.7 miles from CIA headquarters in Virginia. When his father is captured in Russia and disavowed by the agency, the student teams up with one of his teachers — an undercover CIA agent — an ends up uncovering a conspiracy larger than they could have imagined.
Benderspink and Stephen L’Heureux optioned Langley High in July. The adaptation will be produced by Charles Roven and Alex Gartner of Atlas, and Benderspink.
This is the second collaboration between Coker and Friedman and the New Line-based Benderspink and L’Heureux. In July Warner Bros. optioned the duo’s vampire-action comic Undying Love, with Benderspink and L’Heureux producing. Benderspink also has an adaptation of the DC Comics series The Mighty in development at Paramount Pictures.