Imagi Animation Studios has picked up rights to a sci-fi screenplay titled Fluorescent Black from Matt Wilson. According to Daily Variety, the script will be adapted as a graphic novel before being made into a film by the studio that produced TMNT and upcoming CG features based on the classic anime properties Astroboy and Gatchaman.
Fluorescent Black is described as a futuristic action flick is畫 set in Singapore and the Malaysian peninsula. The graphic novel is expected to be finished by mid-2008 and is slated to grace the cover of the July edition of Heavy Metal magazine. While Imagi’s previous acquisitions have come from the comic-book world, this will be the first one that the studio itself sends to the presses.