Every since the Harry Potter film franchise ran its course, Warner Brothers has been trying to find a replacement. The latest candidate up for the role is Archaia Entertainment’s comic book mini-series ‘Lucid’.
The ‘Lucid’ comic was written by Michael McMillian, best known for playing Steve Newlin on HBO’s ‘True Blood’, and illustrated by Anna Wieszczyk. It was developed by Before the Door, the production company run by Zachary Quinto (‘Star Trek’). When ‘Lucid’ first appeared at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, the title was described as “a tale of what would happen to Harry Potter if he grew up and joined the CIA”.
Here’s a synopsis for the comic:
“Welcome to the world of LUCID, the action-packed pop-fantasy that draws inspiration from the spy genre, Arthurian legend and 21st-century folklore! Dark forces are conspiring to prevent humankind from reaching its true potential. Thankfully, as newly appointed “Protector of the Realm,” Agent Matthew Dee uses his skills as a covert spy and Combat Mage to ensure America’s freedom from the grip of evil.”
It sure sounds like a Harry Potter-esque spy thriller. If it’s done well, it could be something interesting. Of course, if it’s not done well, it could end up looking like Disney’s ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ and the world doesn’t need more of Nic Cage in pointy boots throwing fireballs and chewing bad dialogue.
The ‘Lucid’ film will be produced and developed by Akiva Goldsman and Archaia’s editor-in-chief Stephen Christy. There’s now word at this point on who will be penning the adapted script.