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'Human Fly' movie in development

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A Human Fly movie is in development.

Marvel Comics' little-known hero is in line to star in an indie film, reports Deadline.

Alan Brewer and Steven Goldmann have acquired the reverted rights to the hero, who is loosely based on stuntman Joe Ramacieri.

Running between 1977 and 1979, writer Bill Mantlo and artist Lee Elias's title centred around a young man who has his skeleton replaced by steel following a car crash.

Using his newfound strength, the mystery man begins performing stunts for charity, attracting a lot of unwanted attention along the way.

Goldmann is attached to direct from a screenplay by Cirque Du Soleil's in-house historian Tony Babinski.

It will be executive produced by Eisenberg-Fisher Productions, so is unlikely to tie into the extended superhero worlds of Marvel Studios, Columbia Pictures or 20th Century Fox.

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