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19 Apr 2008

Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia is to feature in a series of comic books.

The actor, who plays Peter Petrelli in the NBC drama, has signed a deal with Devil’s Due Publishing to create a four-issue miniseries called Rest.

He and producing partner Russ Cundiff will develop the books via their Divide Pictures company, with Mark Powers (Drafted) attached to write them from a story by Mike O’Sullivan.

The issues will focus on the dangers of staying awake as the Ventimiglia-inspired central character becomes embroiled in a conspiracy between a malevolent pharmaceutical firm and the US government.

The project will be unveiled at New York’s Comic-Con today and published in the autumn.

If successful, the books may be made into a TV show or movie, reports Variety.

Ventimiglia can currently be seen in medical thriller Pathology.

by Melanie | Category: News & Announcements