Paramount and Hasbro’s Allspark have hired Ready Player One screenwriter Zak Penn to adapt the sci-fi project Rom.
Rom the Spaceknight is a cyborg superhero created by Scott Dankman, Richard C. Levy, and Bryan L. McCoy for Hasbro subsidiary Parker Brothers. Rom appeared in the comic book ‘Rom: Spaceknight’ by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema, and published by Marvel Comics between 1979 and 1986.
Penn has credits on X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and The Avengers.
Paramount and Hasbro announced in November that they were teaming up under a five-year deal to make live-action and animated films based on the toymaker’s products, as well as original stories. The movies will be developed by Hasbro’s newly launched Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation.