Skydance Television to Develop Faster Than Light Based on Best-Selling Augmented Reality Comic Book Series

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#fasterthanlight–Skydance Television today announced that it will develop Faster Than
, the best-selling augmented reality comic series that tells
the story of humanity’s first thrilling and terrifying adventures to the
stars, set in the present day. The story is by Brian Haberlin and
artwork is by Haberlin and Geirrod Vandyke.

In the very near future, we discover the secret of faster-than-light
travel. Suddenly the universe is wide open to us, but are we ready for
it? Each issue of Faster Than Light features Anomaly’s
cutting-edge augmented reality app, which allows readers to turn the
pages of their comic book into realistic 3D animations. It is published
by Image Comics, Shadowline and received two Unity Vision Award
nominations for best Augmented Reality. Volumes #6 and #7 will be
released on May 11, 2016 and June 8, 2016, respectively.

“The exhilarating sci-fi universe that Brian Haberlin has created in Faster
Than Light
features a living, breathing narrative that we believe is
very well suited for television audiences and is precisely the kind of
big, bold story we love to tell at Skydance,” said Marcy Ross, President
of Skydance Television.

“I’m incredibly excited to be working with a creative group as
innovative and imaginative as the team at Skydance Television,” added
Haberlin. “They have already done such great things and I know they’ve
only just begun to scratch the surface … I can’t wait to dive in with
them on Faster Than Light!”

Brian Haberlin is a comic book artist, writer, editor and producer.
Haberlin began his career at Lorimar/Warner Brothers TV, after which he
pursued comic books with Image comics’ Top Cow Productions as Vice
President of Creative Affairs. There he co-created the Witchblade franchise,
which has had both a live action and animated series. He then founded
Avalon Studios and served as Editor-in-Chief for Todd McFarlane
Productions. Currently, he is partner in Anomaly Productions, producer
of graphic novels, comic books and interactive apps. Haberlin attended
Loyola Marymount University.

About Skydance Media

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010
to create elevated, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The
Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across platforms,
including feature film, television, gaming and digital. Among Skydance
Media’s commercially and critically successful feature films are Mission:
Impossible – Rogue Nation
Terminator GenisysWorld
War Z
Jack ReacherG.I. Joe: RetaliationMission:
Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Star Trek Into Darkness and True
. Its 2015 feature films, Mission: Impossible – Rogue
and Terminator Genisys, together grossed over $1
billion at the worldwide box office. Skydance’s feature film slate
includes Star Trek Beyond on July 22, 2016, Jack
Reacher: Never Go Back
 on October 21, 2016, Geostorm on
January 13, 2017 and Life on March 24,
2017. Skydance Media’s rapidly growing and critically acclaimed
television division launched in 2013. The Company’s television slate now
features a variety of projects across a number of networks,
including Emmy-nominated Grace and Frankie and Altered
 on Netflix, Red Mars on Spike TV and Jack
 on Amazon.


Skydance Media
Shannon Olivas, 424-291-3485