According to a story by the Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures has won the “competitive bidding war” for the right to Descender, an upcoming series from writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dustin Nguyen.
Lemire has received multiple Eisner nominations, and is currently doing work for Marvel, Valiant, and Image Comics.
Descender will tell the story of TIM-21, a self-aware robot in a time where bounty hunters hunt down and destroy anything robotic or cybernetic.
The story goes on to state that Josh Bratman, the producer behind The Love Guru, Priest, and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid films, is attached to produce the film. Lemire and Nguyen will serve as Executive Producers. Sony has yet to make any announcements regarding casting or the choice of a director for Descender, nor has the studio set a release date for the film.
The first issue of Descender hits comic book shop shelves on March 4, 2015.