It seems as thought WB and DC are looking to get every single one of their comic characters onto the big screen as classic DC Comics hero Plastic Man is getting the movie treatment.
THR is reporting that up-and-coming screenwriter Amanda Idoko has been hired to pen the script for what will be a comedic action-adventure for Warner Bros. Bob Shaye, the former co-founder of New Line-turned-producer will executive produce.
Plastic Man wasn’t initially a DC character, having been created by Jack Cole for Quality Comics in 1941. When Quality shutdown in 1956, DC bought many of the characters, Plastic Man among them.
The project is in the early stages and has no filmmaker currently attached. Details of Idoko’s take have not been revealed but her hiring apparently comes after a half-year search by the studio to find the right person the job. The studio is planning on staying true to the light-hearted and even silly tones of the character, sources confirmed to us.
DC-based film production president Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong are overseeing for the studio.
Plastic Man’s true identity is Patrick “Eel” O’Brian, a crook-turned-good guy. O’Brian was part of a gang and during a botched heist is shot and also doused with a chemical liquid. Left for dead by the gang, he awakens to find himself imbued with the power to shapeshift and stretch his body into almost anything thanks to being the most malleable man alive.