The man who adapted Ernie Cline’s ‘Ready Player One‘ for Stephen Spielberg, Zak Penn, will now scribe a script for ROM: SpaceKnight. Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures and Paramount Pictures will be behind the film. AllSpark Pictures produces live-action films for the Hasbro brand and all related characters.
ROM: Spaceknight began as a toy for Parker Brothers. The toy came about in the 1970s and was even on the corner of the cover for TIME Magazine on it’s December 10th, 1979 issue. ROM: SpaceKnight became a Marvel comic book series that ran from December 1979 – February 1986. In July 2015 IDW began publishing a new comic series based on ROM: SpaceKnight.
According to Deadline:
Short for Read-only memory, ROM originated as a toy and then the comic ROM: Spaceknight. Hailing from a utopian society on the planet Galador, ROM is a cyborg who, after defeating the invading Dire Wraith on its planet, continues the battle on Earth and other planets.
Penn has adapted plenty of Sci-Fi and comic book stories to film. He began his career with ‘The Last Action Hero‘. He has also written scripts for various Marvel properties such as X-Men (X-Men 2/X-Men: The Last Stand), The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers, and Elektra. He also worked on PCU, Behind Enemy Lines, and Suspect Zero. ROM: SpaceKnight will become the sixth Hasbro property to get a live-action feature film.
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Source: Bloody Disgusting