Marvel superhero legend Stan Lee’s impact on pop culture - from comic book pages to screens big and small - is immeasurable.
A biopic telling his life story was always going to happen, but no one could have predicted it would be in the form of a period action movie.
And yet that’s what we’re going to see, thanks to 20th Century Fox’s strange plans having recently purchased Lee’s life rights (via The Hollywood Reporter).
With Lee as a central character with an alter-ego, the film will reportedly be similar in tone to Roger Moore-era Bond movies and ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’.
The project is being produced by Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, whose work includes 'Twilight’, 'The Maze Runner’ and upcoming reboot 'Power Rangers’.
Lee grew up in New York and entered the comic book business aged just 17. Now aged 93, Lee has seen his creations endure for decades and generate billions upon billions of dollars.
More recently he’s seen the Marvel Cinematic Universe grow into a Hollywood juggernaut.
Fox hasn’t yet hired a writer as far as THR is aware, so the project is believed to be some time off becoming a reality.
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