EW Staff
March 11, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

(FROM VARIETY) ? Paramount Pictures has acquired rights to the Valiant comicbook series Harbinger with plans to develop a live-action movie for director Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand) to helm under MTV Films. Variety reports that the director is in talks for thr project. The comic revolves around ”harbingers,” humans with powers that can be unlocked by ”omega” harbingers, and a 17-year-old who faces off with an older omega who uses his powers for evil. Producer Alexandra Milchan says the movie will be in the vein of a young Blade Runner. The project will be written while Ratner finishes work on Playboy, Universal’s Brian Grazer-produced film about Hugh Hefner. (Variety)

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