Legendary Entertainment announced today a three-year overall deal with Brian K. Vaughan, the New York Times bestselling and award-winning comic book creator, television and film writer. Marking the first such deal for Vaughan whose work has been highly sought after, Legendary was chosen to adapt several of his creator-owned comics as well as produce exclusive, original projects developed by Vaughan for film and television across traditional and non-traditional platforms.
“Through truly inspired storytelling, Brian has created immersive, compelling worlds that are devoured by fans worldwide,” stated Nick Pepper, President of Legendary Television Studios. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with Brian to bring his visions and extraordinary library of work to the screen.”
Added Vaughan, “Legendary was instrumental in helping to revolutionize the way the world thought of ‘comic-book movies,’ so it’s a tremendous honor to work with them on adaptations of some of my and my talented collaborators’ past and current comics, and I’m looking forward to hopefully creating a few wholly original stories with them, as well.”
Vaughan is a New York Times bestselling writer and co-creator of several critically-acclaimed comics and graphic novels that have received 14 Eisner Awards, 14 Harvey Awards and a Hugo Award for his work with artist Fiona Staples on their series Saga. His other comic books include Paper Girls with artist Cliff Chiang, Ex Machina with artist Tony Harris, Barrier with artist Marcos Martin, and We Stand on Guard with artist Steve Skroce.
In TV, he serves as an Executive Producer of the adaptation of Y: The Last Man (adapted by Michael Green and Aida Croal for FX and Colorforce, recently wrapped pilot shot by Melina Matsoukas and starring Diane Lane), and as an Executive Consultant of his comic book Runaways (currently in its second season at Hulu, with Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage adapting and Marvel producing). Vaughan was nominated for an Emmy Award for his first work in television, as a writer on the hit series LOST, and he developed Stephen King’s Under the Dome for Steven Spielberg and CBS, executive producing and co-showrunning its first season. On the feature side, his first spec script Roundtable was purchased in a bidding war after landing on the Black List.