Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a Plastic Man movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade says the studio has hired up-and-coming screenwriter Amanda Idoko (upcoming Breaking News in Yuba County, The Mayor) to write the script for the comedic action-adventure. Bob Shaye will executive produce the film. Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong are overseeing for the studio.
The DC Comics character is officially described as follows:
“You’ve just committed the crime of the century. You stand to gain millions. But someone’s on your trail. A shape-shifting superhero who’s infiltrated your quarters and masquerading as something in your very room. But what? The brown chair sitting by the window? The desk propping up your computer? Or could it possibly be the gaudy red and yellow chandelier no one in their right mind would ever buy?
Pop culture’s silliest superhero, Plastic Man is as much a humor icon as a heroic one. During a heist gone wrong, petty crook Patrick “Eel” O’Brian was doused in chemicals, allowing him to stretch his body into any shape he desires. Nursed back to health by altruistic monks, he was inspired to embrace life’s brighter side.
Taking their ideals… maybe one step too far, Eel abandoned crime, becoming the pun-dropping, wise-cracking Plastic Man. Able to morph into anything—a table, a countertop, even a woman’s dress—he can bounce, stretch, and repel any foe. No weapon as sharp as his wit, he’ll introduce jocular justice to humanity’s darker side as the premiere amalgam of humor, action, and heroism.’
Plastic Man was originally created by Jack Cole for Quality Comics in 1941. That company went under in 1956 and DC ended up buying the character.
THR adds that the studio is planning on staying true to the light-hearted and silly tones of the character for the Plastic Man movie.