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Ben Affleck & Matt Damon to Produce 'Sleeper' DC Comic Adaptation

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November 22, 2013
Source: Variety

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While Ben Affleck has been busy directing thrillers like Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo, his longtime friend and frequent collaborator Matt Damon is gearing up to direct A Foriegner (aka A Murder Foretold). But now the two are getting together as producers to adapt a DC Comic Book series for the big screen. Variety reports Damon and Affleck are picking up the long-gestating adaptation of Sleeper, the Vertigo comic written by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips that launched in 2003. The project has been kicked around since 2008 with director Sam Raimi once involved and Tom Cruise attached to star. Read on!

For those who don't know, the comic is actually a spin-off series from another comic called WildC.A.T.s. The story centers on an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain and allows him to pass it on to others through skin contact. He is placed undercover in a villainous organization by an intelligence agency and falls for a member of the group, named Miss Misery. It's set in a noir universe, so this would be a pretty stylish thriller. As of now, no director or stars are attached, but "The Shield" and "The Chicago Code" creator Shawn Ryan is adapting the comic with David Wiener ("The Killing"). Stay tuned.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments

1

Exellent Theme...Worthy Comic Noir but i am fan of those projects that Affleck directing & Damon playing...not both producing. mr.Affleck where is my Race to the South Pole? Dont live the project. Stay on your words (PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE)

Ehsan Davodi on Nov 22, 2013

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I don't know anything about the comic, but by seeing that photo I would cast either george clooney or billy bob thorton.

Ryan Casselman on Nov 22, 2013

3

Where is this movie? I want this right now, Sleeper is one of my favorite comic books of all time. It's flat-out awesome. Matt Damon would make a great Agent Carver and Affleck wouldn't make a bad Lynch. If ever a comic book should be made, this is it. If only one more forever, please nerd god, make it this one.

Bradley Reeves on Oct 18, 2015

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