At long last, one of Ed Brubaker’s original creations is coming to the big screen.
The writer behind Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which comes to theaters this April, will see his 2003 creation from DC’s Wildstorm imprint adapted for the silver screen under the guidance of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the critically acclaimed team who delivered Good Will Hunting, according to Variety.
Warner Brothers, who will produce the film, has yet to release details on the script, which will be written by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and David Wiener (Last Resort). The original series, which ran from March 2003 to March 2004, followed the adventures of Holden Carver as he goes undercover inside the mysterious TAO organization.
There have been previous attempts to bring adapt the series, with Tom Cruise attached to play the lead.
Brubaker, who co-created the series with longtime collaborator Sean Phillips, was cautiously optimistic at the announcement.
So anyway, yeah, Sleeper is in development again, with amazing talent attached, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
— Ed Brubaker (@brubaker) November 22, 2013
The studio has not announced a director for the film, nor are any actors currently attached.
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