Tommy Wirkola Suffering from Afterburn

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No were not talking about the results of a late night visit to Taco Bell or even the after effects of a scorching case of herpes. What we have coming at us now is the latest in a long line of comic book adaptations. Read on!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tommy Wirkola is attached to rewrite and direct Afterburn, Relativity’s adaptation of a sci-fi comic to which Gerard Butler is attached.

Wirkola is the director behind the 2009 Norwegian Nazi-zombie movie Dead Snow. Off that movie, Wirkola was hired for his English-language debut, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. That movie, which stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, is set to open January 11, 2013.

Afterburn “is set in a future where solar flares have left half the world a ravaged wasteland filled with mutants and pirates. Buried beneath the ash and rubble are priceless artifacts and some of the world’s most valuable works of art – for which wealthy Americans will pay any price. The story centers on a treasure hunter who leads his team into the quarantine zone, braving rival bounty hunters, rogue armies, pirate gangs and deadly mutants along the way.”

More as it comes.

Tommy Wirkola Suffering from Afterburn

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