AceShowbiz - One more comic kingpin will be heading to big screen as producer Ryan Heppe has acquired the movie rights to the 1984 Marvel Comics series "Crash Ryan". Created by Ron Harris, the comic was set "in an alternate 1935 in a world of super airplanes and giant flying airports. Crash Ryan is a pilot caught up in the battle between the heroic United Airmen and the forces of evil, led by a masked world conqueror who calls himself 'the Doom'."
" 'Crash Ryan' is the product of a mishmash of influences: my childhood spent on Navy airbases; the old flying movies and Masked Villain serials I loved on latenight TV, and especially my fascination with predictions of future life made in the 1930s," Harris was quoted by Variety as saying about his tome. The big-screen adaptation of the comic will have Heppe co-writing the script alongside David Cowper. The duo has already written a 50-page outline for the film which will be titled "Crash Ryan and the Eyes of Lemuria", which they describe as a "steampunk-inspired fusion of Indiana Jones and Star Wars."
No other details have been released regarding the adaptation. Announcements on cast, release date, and those working behind the camera are expected to be made any time soon.