You’d think actor Milo Ventimiglia might be tired of comic book stories. Not true. The former Heroes star has been working lately on his own comic book series, called Rest, and now NBC has picked up the TV rights, with Ventimiglia himself starring and executive producing the potential series.
NBC has given a script commitment to Rest, which follows protagonist John Barret, a New Yorker who takes part in a test for a new drug that claims to eliminate the need for sleep. It isn’t long before Barret becomes addicted to the drug, but there’s a lot more going on than it first appears, since the government is sponsoring the drug trial. The story is said to have the tone of “the Bourne films-meets-Running Man.”
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are writing the script, which is based on the comic book by Ventimiglia, his producing partner Russ Cundiff, Mark Powers, and Mike O’Sullivan.