March 17, 2010 / 3:05 AM / 7 years ago

"Smallville" duo bring "Existence 2.0" to screen

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Paramount has picked up rights to the comic book "Existence 2.0," with the duo behind "Smallville" attached to adapt.

The Image Comics title, written by Nick Spencer with art by Ronald Salas, centers on an amoral, self-absorbed physicist who finds his consciousness transferred into the body of the hitman who just killed him. He begins enjoying the hitman's lifestyle until his daughter is kidnapped by the same people who "killed" him.

It will be adapted by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, best known for bringing the Superman redo "Smallville" to television. The project is being produced by "Transformers" director Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes label, which specializes in horror remakes.

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