Comic book legend Stan Lee has seen so many of his stories adapted to the big screen, it's time his personal story got a shot. Twentieth Century Fox is set to do just that but they're adding a classic comic book twist. Excelsior!
The Hollywood Reporter gives us the goods:
Twentieth Century Fox, the studio behind the most Marvel movies after Disney and the studio behind the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises, has acquired Lee's life rights with a goal of creating a period action adventure movie, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, the producers behind such movies as Twilight, The Maze Runner and the upcoming Power Rangers, are attached to produce what is being described as being in the tone of Kingsman: The Secret Service, or as one insider put it, “Roger Moore”s 007,” with Lee as the hero with an alter ego.
Lee's life is actually pretty impressive enough to warrant a regular bio film but this just seems right. THR says no writer is attached yet but let's throw out some names for who we think could play Stan the Man! My first thought is to vote for Chris Hemsworth because that also just seems right.