One of the big hits at Comic Con this year that was actually comic book related was the unveiling of LMS, or Last Man Standing. Dan LuVisi’s graphic novel has been in development for the past two and a half years and once it was available for sale it had sold out in two hours. You can see the interest film studios would have in the franchise, can’t you?
Via Geekchicdaily, Dan Luvisi, author and artist of the novel, states that the story:
Takes place 600 years in the future, in an alternate universe and is about Gabriel, this invincible soldier, who’s been created to help win a war Earth got itself too deep into with Mars. After Gabe wins the war, he comes back down to Earth and is celebrated as this incredible hero. From there, he becomes somewhat of a celebrity, a Superman of this story, but then it all takes a quick turn. Gabriel is framed for an atrocious crime, by a terrorist organization known as Pandemonium and their leader, Dante. He is then sent to Level-9 Facility, where he’ll spend the next nine years in the worst prison of all time. Once Gabriel breaks out, only then does his true story begin, and the lies and twists unravel.
After a massive bidding war with Summit and Warner Bros., Paramount was finally able to broker and close a multi-platform franchise deal that would allow them to create a movie and keep the series going with an additional comic book line to follow published by Kevin Eastman’s Heavy Metal label.
Deadline stated that Scott Aversano will produce with Daniel LuVisi, and will be executive produced by Stephan Lokotsch, Russell Binder, and Peter Levin.