A source with connections at Disney tells Comics2Film that plans for a movie version of Howard Chaykin's satirical Power & Glory may be set aside in favor of another superhero project. The latest draft of the P&G script by Ebbe Roe Smith is said be outstanding and was greeted by a terrific positive response from the producers of the movie at The Jacobson Company.
However, our source said that M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable is currently a hot prospect for Disney. Shyamalan wrote and directed last year's surprise hit The Sixth Sense. Unbreakable tells the story of a man who acquires unique abilities after an accident. Apparently the projects were seen as being too similar and, as a Shyamalan project seems like a sure bet, the studio is putting P&G aside.
Our source had seen a draft of Smith's screenplay. He reports that it is quite good. The script made Power & Glory " more dramatic, less satirical but still quite funny." Finally, our source reports that there has been tremendous interest in the movie from various parties, and it will very likely find a home at another studio without too much difficulty.