The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Warner Bros. is currently developing a big screen adaptation of DC Comics character Plastic Man.
Plastic Man focuses on Patrick ‘Eel’ O’Brian, a crook turned good guy. He was originally part of a gang and during a botched heist he gets shot and doused with a chemical liquid. Left for dead by the gang, he awakens to find himself imbued with the power to shapeshift and stretch his body into almost anything, thanks to being the most malleable man alive. Eventually, O’Brian would reform and become a police officer. The character originated for Quality Comics in 1941, being created by Jack Cole, until 1956 when Quality Comics folded and DC bought many of their characters including Plastic Man.
Warner Bros. have brought in up-and-coming screenwriter Amanda Idoko to pen the script, though the project is still in the early stages with no director attached. The report from THR states that her hiring caps a half-year search by the studio to find the right writer for the job and that they plan to keep the film as light-hearted and silly as the character is in the comics. Bob Shaye, the former co-founder of New Line turned producer, will serve as executive producer on the project, with DC-based film production president Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong overseeing the project for the studio.