Here’s today’s offbeat entertainment item: the filmmaking duo behind WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW has optioned the memoirs of Superman writer Alvin Schwartz:
Global Intelligence Press has optioned “An Unlikely Prophet” and its sequel, “A Gathering of Selves,” with Betsy Chasse developing, producing and directing the project. Kate Montana will also produce.
Chasse was a producer, director and writer on 2004’s “What the Bleep,” a metaphysical exploration of the impact of quantum physics on everyday life that grossed a surprising $11 million.
Schwartz began writing Batman and Superman stories during WWII, working for DC Comics until 1958. He also wrote the beat novel “Blowtop” in 1948 and, nearly 50 years later, published “An Unlikely Prophet,” in which he details the transformation of Superman into a more complex character.