Benderspink is teaming up with Roddenberry Entertainment to co-develop television and film adaptations of Days Missing. This will mark the first Roddenberry property to find its way to the big screen since J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and the first TV show based on a Roddenberry property since Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and Star Trek: Enterprise.
“We see this as such a strong concept that it could be done as a television show and feature trilogy at the same time,” says JC Spink, Co-Founder of Benderspink. “And, we’re extremely excited to work with Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth.”
Days Missing chronicles 24 hour periods of time that have changed the course of human evolution, but have been erased from human memory by a mystical and ancient being known as The Steward. These “days missing,” recorded in the annals of The Steward’s library, represent a lost human history that explains much more about who we are than we ever knew.
“Days Missing is another wonderful example of the kind of science fiction Roddenberry stands for—an exploration of the human condition wrapped up in an extraordinary adventure that not only entertains but challenges audiences to think, question and explore,” said Rod Roddenberry. “The depth of its characters and the relevance of its dilemmas provide opportunity for viewers to emotionally involve themselves in the story.”
The film will be produced by Benderspink and Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth.
According to Trevor Roth, Days Missing creator and head of development for Roddenberry Entertainment, they want to use television and film to expand the Days Missing universe, rather than just do a straight adaptation of the comic series.
Currently, the third installment of the graphic novel, Days Missing: Enox, is in production and is slated to be released later this year.