ALIEN LEGION Getting Big Screen Treatment (

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Dimension Films has hired J.D. Zeik to write a screenplay based on Carl Pott's Alien Legion comic book series. The story follows a young man who joins a group described as 'the French Foreign Legion in outer space' in order to prove himself. Zeik will serve as executive producer on the film, with Potts co-producing. Pott's created Alien Legion for Epic Comics, which published the series from 1984 to 1992. The proposed live-action film adaptation will feature a combination of physical and CGI effects.

'I like action-adventure projects that have something to say,' said Potts in an inteview with The Hollywood Reporter. 'The Alien Legion universe is a giant extrapolation of the U.S. melting-pot society. Instead of just having dozens of different cultures and races living together, you actually have hundreds of radically different species co-existing, and you also have all of the strengths and weaknesses of that diversity. There are obviously going to be troubles on occasion, but the strengths of the society working together far outweigh the weaknesses.'The Hollywood Reporter