Amazon Studios is looking to adapt Eight Billion Genies. The news comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, with the outlet revealing Amazon has picked up the rights to the comic book series by Charles Soule and Ryan Browne. While the streamer is looking to craft a feature adaptation of the comic, its plans for the property go well beyond just a single movie.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Amazon is hoping to make feature films, series and more involving the limited comic book series. Amazon hopes that the property will serve as an “expansive cross-media universe” starting with a feature film. Soule and Browne are on board as executive producers on the project. As of now, a director is not yet attached to the project.
Eight Billion Genies is an eight-issue limited series from Soule and Browne that officially hit stores in May. It asks the question, what would happen if every single person on the planet was granted a genie and one wish. After every person is granted a genie, the world is ultimately transformed forever, as people wish for varying desires that include receiving superpowers and bringing back lost relatives.
This is the second title from Soule and Browne to be receiving the adaptation treatment, as their other series, Curse Worlds, was optioned for the small screen.