Rising scribe Daniel Casey has been brought on board to work on Incognito, Sony's adaptation of the comic by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips.
Fede Alvarez, who directed this summer's hit Don't Breathe, is attached to helm the thriller that is being produced by Chernin Entertainment.
Initially published as a six-issue miniseries by Marvel's creator-owned Icon Comics imprint, Incognito told of a super villain who turns evidence against his boss, ending up in a witness protection program in which he's administered drugs to suppress his powers and given a low-level job. But the man starts to chafe under his "normal life" and when he finds a way to get his powers back, must decide what kind of life he wants to lead. Image Comics now publishes the comic.
Casey wrote the sci-fi thriller Kin, which is set to begin production later this month with James Franco and Jack Reynor starring and Shawn Levy producing. Lionsgate acquired the project in a competitive situation at Toronto.
Casey, who is repped by CAA, Noah Rosen of Writ Large and Hansen Jacobson, also wrote Godforsaken, a spec that sold to STX with Sylvester Stallone attached to star, and did script work on 10 Cloverfield Lane.