Monday, April 16, 2012

Wirkola Feels The "Afterburn"

According to reports, director Tommy Wirkola ("Dead Snow") is now attached to write/direct an adaptation of the 2008 debuting, Red 5 Comics' graphic novel "Afterburn", created by Scott Chitwood and Paul Ens :

" the near future, a massive solar flare strikes the dayside of the Earth, utterly destroying the Eastern Hemisphere. Europe, Africa, Asia, India and Russia are turned into wastelands. What life remains becomes mutated from radiation and fallout.

"Beneath the ash, death and tragedy, treasures both modern and ancient lay unclaimed. Enter 'Jake' and his team of 'recovery experts'. For the right price, they are willing to enter the quarantine zone to retrieve items for rich Western clients. The 'Mona Lisa', the 'Rosetta Stone', the 'Crown Jewels'—no job is too big or small. Along the way, they must face rival treasure hunters, rogue armies, pirate gangs, and hostile mutants. But as the saying goes—amid chaos, there’s profit..."

"Afterburn" the movie will be produced by actor Tobey Maguire, Neal Moritz ("21 Jump Street"), Toby Jaffe ("Prom Night") and Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh ("Mirror Mirror").

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