Mumbai: DreamWorks Studios has optioned the rights to make a feature film from Platinum Studios Inc.’s comic book Atlantis Rising, it was announced DreamWorks Studios president of production Adam Goodman.
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who brought the project to the studio, will produce through their DreamWorks based company. Platinum Studios chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg will also produce. The Greenberg Group CEO and former Universal Pictures senior executive Randy Greenberg will executive produce and Platinum Studios’ Rich Marincic will co-produce.
Created by Rosenberg, Atlantis Rising is a five-part mini series first published by Platinum Studios Comics in November of 2007. The fifth and final installment in the series is due on comic book shelves in late April 2008.
Atlantis Rising marks the second property that DreamWorks has optioned from Platinum Studios. DreamWorks, along with Universal Studios, optioned the rights to Cowboys and Aliens last year and is currently developing the sci-fi western adventure along with Kurtzman and Orci and Imagine Entertainment.
"We are excited about bringing audiences into the vast mysterious world of the ocean’s depths for what we hope will be an edge-of-your seat experience," said DreamWorks president of production Adam Goodman. "Our team at DreamWorks looks forward to this new association with Platinum Studios, and Kurtzman and Orci."