Skydance Television to Develop "Faster Than Light" Based on Best-Selling Augmented Reality Comic Book Series
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Skydance Television today announced that it will develop Faster Than Light, the best-selling augmented reality comic series that tells the story of humanity's first thrilling and terrifying adventures to the stars, set in the present day. The story is by Brian Haberlin and artwork is by Haberlin and Geirrod Vandyke.
In the very near future, we discover the secret of faster-than-light travel. Suddenly the universe is wide open to us, but are we ready for it? Each issue of Faster Than Light features Anomaly's cutting-edge augmented reality app, which allows readers to turn the pages of their comic book into realistic 3D animations. It is published by Image Comics, Shadowline and received two Unity Vision Award nominations for best Augmented Reality. Volumes #6 and #7 will be released on May 11, 2016 and June 8, 2016, respectively.
"The exhilarating sci-fi universe that Brian Haberlin has created in Faster Than Light features a living, breathing narrative that we believe is very well suited for television audiences and is precisely the kind of big, bold story we love to tell at Skydance," said Marcy Ross, President of Skydance Television.
"I'm incredibly excited to be working with a creative group as innovative and imaginative as the team at Skydance Television," added Haberlin. "They have already done such great things and I know they've only just begun to scratch the surface ... I can't wait to dive in with them on Faster Than Light!"
Brian Haberlin is a comic book artist, writer, editor and producer. Haberlin began his career at Lorimar/Warner Brothers TV, after which he pursued comic books with Image comics' Top Cow Productions as Vice President of Creative Affairs. There he co-created the Witchblade franchise, which has had both a live action and animated series. He then founded Avalon Studios and served as Editor-in-Chief for Todd McFarlane Productions. Currently, he is partner in Anomaly Productions, producer of graphic novels, comic books and interactive apps. Haberlin attended Loyola Marymount University.
About Skydance Media
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create elevated, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across platforms, including feature film, television, gaming and digital. Among Skydance Media's commercially and critically successful feature films are Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Terminator Genisys, World War Z, Jack Reacher, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness and True Grit. Its 2015 feature films, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Terminator Genisys, together grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Skydance's feature film slate includes Star Trek Beyond on July 22, 2016, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back on October 21, 2016, Geostorm on January 13, 2017 and Life on March 24, 2017. Skydance Media's rapidly growing and critically acclaimed television division launched in 2013. The Company's television slate now features a variety of projects across a number of networks, including Emmy-nominated Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon on Netflix, Red Mars on Spike TV and Jack Ryan on Amazon.