Strikeforce: Morituri Gearing Up to Save Us from an Alien Invasion
How many of you comics fans out there even remember Strikeforce: Morituri? Come on! If you missed it, believe us when we say you missed out! No worries, though; an adaptation is on the way that will no doubt trigger a resurgence in the series' popularity!
According to Variety, Waterman Entertainment has acquired film rights to alien-invasion comic book series Strikeforce: Morituri and plans to start production in December.
The series, created by writer Peter B. Gillis, was published between 1986 and 1989 by Marvel Comics. Gillis and Connor Cochran are writing the script, and Jeff Beard will be a producer on the film.
The story centers on aliens stripping earth of all its resources and a scientist discovering a method of giving humans superhuman powers -- but the process results in the superheroes dying within one year from when they acquire their powers. They fight the invaders with the knowledge that their fates are sealed, regardless of the outcome.
The title comes from the Latin phrase "Morituri te salutamus" -- "We who are about to die salute you!"
"The premise of Strikeforce is one that hasn't been explored in film before and we believe will resonate with today's film and comic book fans," said exec VP Tucker Waterman. "In the spirit of Comic-Con and with the help of the distinguished Peter Gillis, we're eager to bring this story to life."
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