John Stanisci‘s LifeDeath is headed for television.
As announced Monday, Stanisci is teaming up with writer Dan Gordon to develop the comic book for an eventual serialized program. The original comic, developed for the now-defunct Vertigo imprint and funded via a Kickstarter awhile back, is set roughly 200 years in the future. On Mars, a rogue scientist discovers the afterlife is really an ancient computer program, designed to maintain the consciousnesses of the departed. Over the centuries, it attained its own consciousness, but an error has developed and the system is close to crashing. Meanwhile, Dr. Meredith Ross has been released from prison to track down the rogue investigator. But as it happens, she’s always been seeking the afterlife herself. Will she be able to find the program in time to save it and the countless souls it carries?
“It is beyond thrilling for me to have Dan on board this project. Dan and I have been great friends for a long time and have worked together in the New York Theater, making our Broadway debuts together,” Stanisci said in a statement. “As I have grown into my writing career, I have learned so much from Dan. I would not be the writer I am today if it wasn’t for him! LifeDeath has been a passion project of mine for a long while and to have a writer of Dan’s incredible caliber on this project is beyond a dream come true.”
Gordon added, “LifeDeath is pure joy. I could not be happier, nor prouder, than to have been asked to help bring John’s extraordinary vision to the screen.”
As with all newly announced projects, it is unclear when or where LifeDeath will emerge.