Image Comics' Area 52 Getting Adapted By Steven C. Miller
The classic arcade shooter Area 51 is already getting an adaptation, and now so is Area 52. However, Area 52 is no classic arcade shooter, it's a comic book series written by Brian Haberlin and published by Image Comics. Newcomer Steven C. Miller will be directing the adaptation and first-timer Jack Phillips will be writing it for production company Benderspink. You most likely don't know who Miller is, unless you've been following horror festivals. He previously directed a gore-fest titled Automaton Transfusion that is still making its way around fests as we speak.
At a storage facility in Antarctica that houses top-secret alien wares after Nevada's Area 51 is done testing them, an Army nurse must restore order after a mercenary attack has unleashed a menacing terror.
So essentially it's a female-lead Antarctica-based thriller with aliens and "menacing terror". It could be good, or it could be an unsuccessful combination of Whiteout and 28 Weeks Later.
This really doesn't sound like it'll have much to it, unless Miller can bring a unique touch. Considering the hype surrounding his first film, Automaton Transfusion (which got 3.5 out of 5 stars at Bloody-Disgusting.com), it may be possible that Miller could churn out an interesting film. If you can stomach large amounts of gore and want to get a taste of what Miller has done, then head over to this photo gallery from Automaton Transfusion and enjoy!