'Orphan' Scribe to adapt Comic-Con hit 'Last Man Standing' for Paramount
Daniel LuVisi’s graphic novel LAST MAN STANDING sold out in two hours at Comic-Con, and stirred up all kinds of studio interest in the process. Now the project, which landed at Paramount, is moving ahead a space as the studio has hired ORPHAN writer David Leslie Johnson to adapt for the bigscreen. S et 600 years in the future, the story follows an invincible soldier created to help Earth win a war against Mars. After becoming a celebrity hero, he’s framed for a heinous crime by a terrorist organization and, after a nine-year prison sentence, escapes to even the score. Since writing the sleeper hit ORPHAN for Warner Bros., Johnson has become something of a go-to scribe for the studio: He recently scripted its fairy tale adaptation RED RIDING HOOD and co-wrote WRATH OF THE TITANS for WB and Legendary Pictures.