Wes Ball has been quite busy working on the next Planet of the Apes film, and it seems that his commitment led to him stepping down from his upcoming adaptation of the Paramount film, Harbinger. As the Disney/20th Century reboot is deep in pre-production, it seems that Paul Downs Colaizzo is currently in talks to take over the film. Valiant Entertainment’s Dan Mintz is producing alongside Original Film’s Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe. The adaptation will follow the story of teen superheroes, who take on a corporation that is exploiting their abilities.
Colaizzo has made a name for directing and writing the Sundance darling Brittany Runs a Marathon. The film was a massive success back in 2019’s Sundance Film Festival and would eventually release on Amazon prime Video. He’s definitely an interesting choice for the project and may be his step out of the indie scene into the blockbuster scene. With one Sundance darling under his belt, it’s a big step for his career and it’ll be interesting how he adapts the iconic comic.
We’ve seen quite a few superhero adaptations over the years, but a group of teen heroes hasn’t been truly explored. The Boys has been trying to bring a spinoff that takes place in college to life, but it’s only been recent that it picked up any kind of speed. Marvel is also seemingly building towards a Young Avenger storyline. So, now’s the time to explore the storyline before the big guns get their chance.