Lee, Evans' POW! fields 'Foreverman'

'Foreverman' set

Liza Foreman
Robert Evans and Stan Lee are teaming up to produce "Foreverman," a new superhero franchise for Paramount Pictures.

"Hellboy" writer Peter Briggs has been hired to write the screenplay in collaboration with Lee, who is creating an original superhero, complete with all the trappings of the best-known of Lee's other creations.

Evans and Lee's POW! Entertainment is producing the feature in tandem with Idiom Films. The partners plan to create a range of ancillary ventures to complement the franchise, which will include comic book material on the superhero and other characters in the story.

"We believe it to be truly a whole new franchise," POW! president and CEO Gill Champion said. "In this world where people are looking for something different, Stan's idea was to create a concept not seen before to become an evergreen franchise for Paramount, and as Stan usually does, the franchise will come with various ancillary creations."

While not divulging many details, the producers said the new superhero will be akin to those Lee created at Marvel Comics. He will have all the problems of saving the world as well as the problems of dealing with everyday life.

Briggs is represented by David Boxerbaum at Metropolitan Talent Agency. He is managed by Josh Kesselman and attorney Karl Austen.