MOVIE: Dodgeball director to pen Umbrella Academy

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Deadline is reporting that Dodgeball director Rowson Thurber is writing the adaptation of The Umbrella Academy for Universal Pictures.

The comic revolves around an adopted dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers who are brought together by a mentor. As children, they defeat the Eiffel Tower when it’s turned into a laser-spewing structure by a zombie robot. In later installments of the comic, the kids disband but reunite as adults after their mentor is killed.

Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson will produce with Scott Stuber of Stuber films.

via Deadline