Red 5 Comics’ Afterburn is making its way to the big screen, and this morning THR has learned that Matt Johnson (Torque, Into the Blue) has been tapped to pen the screenplay.
For those not familiar, Afterburn is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which the entire Eastern Hemisphere has been destroyed by a solar flare, leaving what life remains mutated and twisted. A group of treasure hunters enter this wasteland to find priceless treasures and artifacts and have to deal with mutants, rival hunters, and pirates.
Sounds like it could be a helluva lot of fun if done properly, no? Relativity Media is producing alongside Neal Mortiz’s Original Films and Toby Maquire’s Maguire Entertainment. If none of that matters to you, just focus on the fact that this’ll be filled with irradiated monstrosities, something we’ve not seen on the big screen for a while!
Hit up Red 5 Comics’ official site to learn more about Afterburn as well as their other comic-to-film project, ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction!
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