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Gerard Butler In Talks To Star In Afterburn, Antoine Fuqua May Direct

Posted on 16 November 2010 by Christian

Deadline report that the Training Day director is in talks to helm the sci fi Comic Book Movie, while 300 star Butler is being looked at to star..

From Deadline..

Relavity Media is in talks with director Antoine Fuqua and Gerard Butler to come aboard Afterburn, an adaptation of the Red 5 Comic title by Paul Ens and Scott Chitwood. The scifi saga takes place a year after a solar flare burns half the surface of a planet, and treasure hunters return to retrieve what’s left of value.

Fuqua is probably best known for Training Day, that being by far his best film at any rate! Although he has also directed the recently released Brooklyn’s Finest which is receiving good reviews. I’m sure no one here needs an introduction to Butler, who did a great job as Leonidas is 300. True his profile has fallen(at least with CBM fans) since, but this may get him back on track. The original script was written by Matt Johnson(Torque), but apparently Christian Gudegast(A Man Apart) is now on board for a rewrite. I’m not liking the sound of that to be honest. Anyway, the film will be produced by Neal Moritz, Tobey Maguire, Toby Jaffe and Jenno Topping. And if you are unfamiliar with the comic, here is a quick synopsis..

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