Writer/Director Joby Harold is in negotiations to write the adaptation of the comic book Atlantis Rising for DreamWorks. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing for DreamWorks alongside Platinum Studios Chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, who created the original Atlantis Rising five-part series.
“As a writer, Joby has an amazingly strong understanding of how to take genre seriously, which is prerequisite No. 1 for us when it comes to these kinds of movies,” said Kurtzman.
“In all the classic versions of this kind of movie, the threat is always from the stars,” Orci said. “The idea that it’s somehow our cousins who went off in a different path of evolution who have been here, literally, underneath our oceans. … That’s fascinating, the idea of secrets right under your nose.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter