IDW Publishing announced at WonderCon 2015 the 5-issue comic-book adaption of writer/director Nicholas Meyer’s best-selling mystery novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. Scott Tipton and David Tipton, the writing team behind Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay and Star Trek / Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive, are adapting the material, alongside artist Ron Joseph with cover art by Kelley Jones.
From the mind of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan writer/director Nicholas Meyer, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution is a “rediscovered” Sherlock Holmes adventure that recounts the astonishing and previously unknown collaboration of Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud, as recorded by Dr. John H. Watson. In addition to recounting this remarkable collaboration on a case of diabolic conspiracy, it reveals the real identity of Holmes’s nemesis Professor Moriarty, a dark secret shared by Sherlock and his brother Mycroft Holmes, and the detective’s true whereabouts during the Great Hiatus, when the world believed him to be dead.
“I’m delighted to help translate my novel, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, for a new audience in a new venue and hope the results will justify the effort!” said Meyer.
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, which was originally published in 1974, made The New York Times Best Seller list for forty consecutive weeks and has been adapted into a motion picture that earned Meyer an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. IDW is pleased to be the first to bring this incredible tale to life in comics!
“I’ve long been an admirer of Nicholas Meyer’s work, going all the way back to his first film Time After Time,” said Scott Tipton, “so I’m thrilled to get the chance to work with him, especially on such legendary literary creations like Holmes and Watson.”
“We think Nicholas Meyer’s The Seven-Per-Cent Solution will be a great fit for a comic-book edition, and we are very much looking forward to helping adapt his unique approach to the adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” said David Tipton.