‘Ready Player One’ Screenwriter Zak Penn to Adapt ‘ROM’ for Paramount Pictures and Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures

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.

What do you guys think? Are you interested in a ROM: SpaceKnight film? Let us know your thoughts @SuperBroMovies!

Source: Bloody Disgusting

Rascal F. Kennedy

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