There are finally a handful of films by and about women in the superhero pipeline, and a team of writers are working to ensure that more are on the way. Lindsey Beer (“Chaos Walking”), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (“Tomb Raider”) and Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) have launched Known Universe, a production company that aims to “open doors to genre work,” The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Beer and Robertson-Dworet first met when they were up for the same studio writing gig. “We found out it was down to the two of us, so we said, ‘Why don’t we just write it together?’” Robertson-Dworet recalls. The studio agreed. “People may think that we have a standing competition with each other but the reality is that, no, we have always been very collaborative,” she emphasizes. To encourage more collaboration, the pair, along with Perlman, decided to go into business together.