FremantleMedia Enterprises has signed a first look deal with Liquid Comics, giving it rights to new IP created by the firm.
Formerly known as Virgin Comics, Liquid uses the medium of graphic novel publishing to develop properties for TV, live action films, animation and video games. It has previously created original stories with John Woo, Guy Ritchie and Nicholas Cage among others.
The first property the companies will work on will be Ani-Max, a children's show which focuses on a 12 year-old boy who gains the super power to absorb the abilities and physical characteristics of any animal he touches.
The second property, tentatively titled First Family, will be developed as a scripted drama and focuses on the teenage children of a newly elected American president.
Both graphic novels are currently in development for a late 2009/early 2010 release.
"Liquid Comics is a hugely creative company who are developing projects that will have worldwide appeal and lots of potential for development on various platforms," said Jeff Tahler, VP of acquisitions and development at FME.