Megan Fox To Star In Michael Turner’s Fathom?

Published 7 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 9:32 pm,

Megan Fox, starlet of Transformers and recent recipient of the title “Earth’s hottest girl” by Maxim Magazine, has reportedly signed on to play super-powered mermaid, Aspen, in the big screen adaptation of artist Michael Turner’s groundbreaking comic book series, Fathom.

Megan Fox sleek, sexy and wet? Just point me towards the theater.

There’s been morbid speculation that Michael Turner’s death in June of this year (after a long bout with bone cancer) had stalled any plans for a Fathom movie, which has reportedly been in development since 2003.

Looks like that speculation was unfounded, because word is that Megan Fox signed on the dotted line to star in the film this past week, which is coming our way courtesy of 20th Century Fox’s “genre” branch, Fox Atomic. (You mean the guys who made the Hill Have Eyes 2, Turistas and 28 Weeks Later? Yay.)

A movie adaptation of Fathom has been long coming; however, even as recently as last year, Turner himself was doubtful that the film would happen:

“The ‘Fathom’ movie is now not really happening,” Turner announced. “We had some problems with some scripting … It was definitely an experience that we had with Hollywood. All the scripts were completely different from what you know of ‘Fathom.’ We’re going back and starting again…” Turner said.

And so, as is the case with all quality films, Fox has reportedly decided to move ahead with Fathom, despite no  confirmed script or director being attached to the project. According to a source over at IESB, the whole movie is basically being built around Megan Fox’s gorgeous face and… considerable talent. (Double Yay.) But hey, I guess you gotta start somewhere (and Megan Fox is a pretty good starting point for just about anything.)

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The Fathom comic book series first debuted in 1998, under Image Comics’ splinter branch, Top Cow Comics. The series (about an amnesic and super-powered mermaid discovered at sea by a cruise liner,) ran until 2002, when Turner’s efforts as creator, owner, writer, and artist of Fathom were derailed by the sudden discovery of his cancer.

Other artists and writers continued to expand the Fathom universe until Turner’s cancer went into remission and he broke off from Top Cow to form his own company, a move which led to a legal battle with Top Cow.

Turner debuted a second installment of Fathom in 2004, under the banner of  his own company, Aspen MLT Inc. The second run lasted for a miniseries (Fathom: Dawn of War), and also created a spin-off series (Fathom: Cannon Hawke). A third, posthumous installment of Fathom has been planned for Winter of 2008.

(Thank IESB for providing this bit of fan art by artist Jamie Tyndall, depicting what Megan Fox might look like if she were cartoonishly proportioned and dressed as Aspen.)

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Artwork by Jamie Tyndall

Will Megan Fox do Fathom justice and honor its late creator; or will her “talent” be limited to giving us boys a whole lot of what we want to see? (Are the two even mutually exclusive?) Let us know what you think.

Source: IESB, Comic Book Resources, Maxim

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  1. I Hope it is a good fim.
    Turner deseves an appropriate tribute to his work.

  2. Fathom has potential.
    Megan Fox as Fathom, should look good.
    Acting good and carrying a whole story is a whole different ball of wax.
    I’m not holding my breath, and that’s not a swimming / mermaid pun.

  3. It’ll be interesting to see how the story translates to the screen. We already know Megan is hot, we just have to see if the script is.

  4. This comment thread useless without more Megan Fox pix for reference :)

  5. INK: LOL: Dog!! Of course, I am not disagreeing one bit.

  6. I’m with INK. Oh, and if my wife reads this thread, I don’t know you. 8-)

  7. Oh yay, now we’re gonna see this make-up drenched skank in every movie until she’s old and no amount of make up will make her look good anymore… I’m so excited…

  8. never heard of Fathom before but the art looks very cool.
    I enjoyed Fox in Transformers and I found her performance to be quite ” stimulating !!!! ”
    She could read the phone book and make it sound good.
    Yum . More Fox , please.

  9. Lets face it, she’ll never win an Oscar but she does have a raw sexuality about her than will keep her in the public eye, at least for a while!
    I actually like her better than Jessica Alba!

  10. “I actually like her better than Jessica Alba!”
    Why nit-pick, just take both.

    And “Kahless” same goes with me on the wife part :)

  11. seriously??? she can’t act! She just … poses. At least Jessica can act AND pose. but then I’m a girl so I don’t see what you guys see.

  12. Penn: Your statement brings incredible clarity to something most men seem to have missed. Indeed, Megan the poser!

  13. Penn, I would agree except I think Jessica Alba can’t act either… They are BOTH posers…

  14. you guys are all just haters megan fox is the most beautiful women in the world hands down. and yes she can act and if not then she could model cause she is amazing

  15. well i personally think Megan Fox is HOTT!! && yeah i AM a girl. ive seen both transformers movies && she was HOT in both of them… Ive also seen confessions of a teenage drama queen which she starred in and a few sitcoms that she co-starred in. IF she wasnt a good actress would she have so many roles?? She doesnt have to be the BEST actress, but obciously people know who they want to see && who they want to play in movies, so why critisize on that?? if you dont think shes that good of an actress why do you watch her??

    • Tasha

      I like the Transformer movies that Megan is in, but it doesn’t mean she is a good actor just because she is in a lot of movies. The reason she is in a lot of movies is because she is atractive, and people like to watch movies with atractive people in it. But on the other hand, i do think her acting has gotten stronger since the first Transformers movie. But she still needs work. And in time her hard work will pay off, and people will take her for a serious actress instead of an eye soar. hopefully.

  16. Obviously not obciously sorry about that…

  17. Damn jj, she’s the most beautiful women? Not only singular, but plural too? Geez, that’s intense stuff! lol j/k

  18. Hmmm, most beautiful woman in the world? I’ve seen women here, in DC, that’s more beautiful. She is hot, but most beautiful? I beg to differ.

  19. Yah, I have friends that are more beautiful than her make-up clad self… I bet her face is shrapnel proof with all of that make-up on…

  20. muy buena chica

  21. mhm megan fox is hot, but i cant see her in this role.
    for some reason i think adriana lima should do this, she has the accent and the body and hot ass face. i dont think megan really fits the part.

  22. I think the scripting team should take a wild step with this movie and case a fresh face from the acting crowd.

  23. I think the scripting team should take a wild step with this movie and case a fresh face from the acting crowd.