Ben Barenholtz,Kurt Busiek and Jonathan Alpers have teamed up to form the partnership PanamaLeo LLC and acquired all film rights to the comic book series AstroCity.

AstroCity, whichdebuted in 1955 at Image Comics, is the brainchild of Busiek and tells storiesof humans living in a wildly superhuman world. Busiek will be involved in allcreative decisions related to the development of the feature film.

Veteran producerand exhibitor Barenholtz (Georgia, Requiem For A Dream) will produce the film, while Alpers, anassociate of Barenholtz, is writing the screenplay.