Mark Millar's 'War Heroes' Recruited By Universal

War Heroes

The Iraq War is almost over, but it's just heating up on the paneled page… and, it seems, on the big screen: "War Heroes," the six-issue Image Comics limited series from writer Mark Millar ("Kick Ass," "Wanted") and artist Tony Harris ("Ex Machina," "Starman"), is looking to invade a theater near you.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news that Universal is in negotiations to adapt "War Heroes" with "Conan" and "Doctor Strange" screenwriters Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer attached to tackle the script. Michael De Luca, Chris Morgan and Dana Brunetti are producing.

Millar and Harris' "War Heroes" takes place in an alternate timeline where a nuclear bomb set off in Washington, D.C., pushes the United States to launch a program where soldiers are given pills that bestow them with super powers.

The "War Heroes" miniseries, first launched in 2008, remains unfinished, but perhaps news of the film adaptation will prompt the completion of the remaining issues. This isn't the first we've heard of a "War Heroes" movie, however: in 2008, it was reported that the rights for "War Heroes" had been snatched up by Sony and Columbia Pictures. Clearly, the situation has changed.

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