Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's comic book, The Umbrella Academy was recently optioned for a feature film. Way spoke with MTV about the prospect, as well as how it is already coming together:

We really truly hadn't anticipated ['Apocalypse Suite'] to be so well-received and get so much attention," said Way, "So that obviously kind of raised the stakes, [and] not in a negative way. If anything, it's forced us to go even further to not pay attention to what people think about it or what they're going to think about it.

They want me really involved, which is flattering. So I'm going to be as involved as I can, while at the same time relinquishing control of the stuff. I'd like to be available to them but at the end of the day I'm not going to tell them how to do their job.

One rumour is that Diablo Cody ("Juno") may be writing the script, has reviewed two sets of the series, The Umbrella Academy: Vol. 4 [comic] and The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite.