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"Unthinkable" Picked Up By Mandalay Pictures

Boom! Studios' comic to become a movie!

Boom! Studios' comic to become a movie!

 
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Looks like we may be seeing Boom! Studios' comic, ' Unthinkable' on the big screen! According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Mandalay Pictures has picked up the rights to 'Unthinkable,' a story written and created by writer Mark Sable, about a man who is recruited by the United States government to come up with possible scenerios for terrorist attacks on American soil. The story takes place following the September 11th attacks. While initially the government may have been acting preemptively, they eventually dissolve the "think tank" and when the hypothetical attacks become a reality, the man becomes a government target.
The idea was first brought to the attention of studio executives back in July around the time of the San Diego Comic-Con.

Have you read 'Unthinkable'? Does it seem like a book you would be interested in? I for one am really excited to see the film adaptation, and I only hope it does Mark Sable's book justice!

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Liam Bradley

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Edited By Liam Bradley

I've read it. Hated it. Thought it was extremely boring and didn't really enjoy anything about it.
 
However I'm not saying the movie would be as bad, as the premise is actually quite cool.

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Edited By Catastrophic

Geez. This book sounds as if it's suitable for adaptation! I'd better get a copy of this. Great to see lesser known comics make way for the silver screen. Stuff like Black Summer, Red and Gravel are all getting recognition. Love it!

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Edited By danhimself

loved the book...seriously it's one of my favorites for the year and it would make a great movie

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Edited By ElFurioso

Damn it!  I was having a hard enough time tracking down the first few issues. 

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Edited By SelfishCripple

Irredeemable would have been the better Boom! property to pick up, I think.

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Edited By FoxxFireArt

That does sound rather interesting. Someone took what was meant to be problem solving and worst case scenarios and turned them into a how to guide. That does sound like it could be a pretty good movie.

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Edited By inferiorego  Staff

It was a great high concept book that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Edited By Adam Michaels

Great book... great concept. Fits perfectly with the world of today. 
 
When I started reading this one, I thought to myself that it's a great story for a film. The type that comes from a comic book, but doesn't only appeal to comic fans.