HOT RUMOR: Zak Penn Being Eyed To Write ‘Booster Gold’

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BREAKING:

Just a short while ago, my pal Chris over at Tracking-Board.com exclusively broke the hot news that Greg Berlanti is set to direct Booster Gold a superhero comedy/buddy cop featuring Blue Beetle and Booster Gold for Warners.

Booster Gold, AKA Michael Jon Carter, was a football hero and celebrity in the 25th Century who became publicly disgraced after he was caught gambling on his own games. With his reputation tarnished, Carter stole super-powered relics from the past and traveled back in time, with the plan to become a famous superhero. Though he began cocky, Booster eventually became a real hero.

Jamie Reyes is a teenager from El Paso, TX who, one night, fused with a piece of alien technology called the Scarab that was sent to Earth from an ancient cosmic race. The Scarab gives its host extraordinary powers and becomes a suit that equips the user with the ability to fly and a slew of other powers. The technology was sent under the guise of helping budding civilizations, but the Scarab’s true mission was to slowly overtake the host’s consciousness and take over the world. Due to damage from the journey, the technology and its powers fuse symbiotically with Reyes–with Reyes’ consciousness intact. Reyes then uses the suit to fight crime as the Blue Beetle.

Booster and Blue Beetle frequently partner up in the comics and are close allies, often pulled into more comedic shenanigans. The dynamic duo are also members of the Justice League and are being planted now to appear in a future JL movie down the road.

According to my sources, screenwriter Zak Penn is being eyed to write the screenplay for Berlanti. Zak Penn wrote X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk, and came up with the initial story for Marvel’s The Avengers. Zak Penn recently directed a hot documentary Atari: Game Over about the buried Atari 2600 E.T. video game cartridges.

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SOURCE: Tracking-Board.com

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez has been covering the fanboy beat & breaking scoops for 14 years with numerous Hollywood trade, newspaper, & magazine mentions to his credit.