Fox Buys Rights for Stan Lee Movie

stan_lee_1975_croppedTwentieth Century Fox has acquired the rights to Stan Lee’s life. The studio is planning a 70’s action film. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are on board to executive produce the project. The project is described as:

‘being in the tone of Kingsman: The Secret Service or, as one insider put it, “Roger Moore’s 007.”‘

The project is not planned as a biopic, but as an adventure with Lee as the main character. No writer has been announced for the project.

Born Stanley Lieber, Lee grew up poor in the Bronx and entered the comic book publishing world at the age of 17 in 1939, working for his uncle at Timely Comics. In his 40s, Lee co-created The Fantastic Four, which launched the Marvel Age of comics. He went on the create many well known heroes a with artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Stay tuned, kids….

 

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