Canadian writer Jeff Lemire and British artist Dean Ormston’s comic book series Black Hammer has been adapted for movie and TV by Legendary Entertainment. Black Hammer was first published in 2016 by Dark Horse. “With Black Hammer, it’s not just one book. It’s a whole universe with multiple books and it will be multiple projects for film and television,” Lemire said. In 2017, Black Hammer received the Eisner and was also nominated for best writer.
Official Synopsis: Mysteriously banished from existence by a multiversal event, the old superheroes of Spiral City now lead simple lives on a bizarre farm from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure!
Author Bio: Jeff Lemire is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of such graphic novels as Essex County, Sweet Tooth, The Underwater Welder, and Roughneck, as well as the co-creator of Descenderwith Dustin Nguyen, Black Hammer with Dean Ormston, Gideon Falls with Andrea Sorrentino, and many others.
He also collaborated with celebrated musician Gord Downie on the graphic novel and album The Secret Path, which was made into an animated film in 2016. Jeff has won numerous awards, including an Eisner Award and Juno Award in 2017.
Jeff has also written extensively for both Marvel and DC Comics. Many of his books are currently in development for film and television, including both Descender and A.D. After Death at Sony Pictures, Essex County at the CBC, The Underwater Welder and Plutona at Waypoint Entertainment, and Gideon Falls with Hivemind Media, as well as the Eisner-Award winning The Black Hammer Universe at Legendary Entertainment. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and son and their troublesome pug, Lola.