‘Avatar’ Star Sam Worthington Signs On For ‘Last Days Of American Crime’ Adaptation

“Terminator: Salvation” star Sam Worthington has signed on to appear in the film adaptation of Rick Remender’s upcoming miniseries “The Last Days of American Crime.”

Created and written by Remender with artist Greg Tocchini, “Last Days” takes place in the near future where the U.S. government is about to implement a new technology that will make it impossible for anyone to commit a crime. Following the revelation of this plan, a downtrodden career criminal named Graham Brick is forced to quickly assemble a team to help him pull off what may be the last heist in American history.

According to Mania.com, Worthington will portray Kevin Cash, a safecracker recruited by Brick who may be a dangerously unstable sociopath.

After his turn as the Human/Terminator hybrid Marcus Wright in last summer’s “Terminator: Salvation”, Worthington’s next film will be the hotly anticipated “Avatar” by director James Cameron. Worthington is also slated to star in next year’s remake of the classic fantasy film “Clash of the Titans.”

Back in February, Remender gave MTV News an exclusive first look at “Last Days” and some of the inspiration behind it.

“I took that Orwellian world to the Nth degree and came up with an idea where the government has discovered a frequency that basically hinders a human from doing anything they know to be unlawful,” explained Remender. “Basically, this frequency makes it impossible for you to jaywalk, steal, cheat on your spouse… If you know it’s unlawful, you can’t do it. But two weeks before they throw the switch, The Washington Post breaks the story and the country goes crazy.”

“With the world stage in chaos, [Brick] has two weeks to steal this thing,” continued Remender. “And if he doesn’t do it in that time, he’ll never be able to do it again.”

Remender has been increasingly in demand by Hollywood. In addition to writing the screenplay for “Last Days”, Remender is also adapting “XXXombies” into a screenplay with co-creator Kieron Dwyer. Remender and Dwyer’s “Night Mary” has also been optioned.

Several of Remender’s other creator owned comic books are also currently in development, including “Fear Agent” and “Sorrow.”

Who do you think should portray Graham Brick in “Last Days”? Is Worthington better suited for Brick or Cash? Before the frequency strikes, let us know what you think in the comment section below or on Twitter!