Dead Snow’s Tommy Wirkola to Direct Afterburn

By Nix
Apr 17th, 2012

Tommy Wirkola

Haven’t heard about the comic book sci-fi movie “Afterburn” for a while, ever since Gerard Butler and Antoine Fuqua were looking to star and direct, respectively. Apparently Butler stuck, but Fuqua didn’t, because the latest news on the film has “Dead Snow” director Tommy Wirkola signing on to direct.

Wirkola directed the Nazi Zombie movie “Dead Snow”, a film that got him noticed by Hollywood and led to his first English-language film, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” with Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner. “Afterburn” would be Wirkola’s second English-language film for Hollywood.

Based on the graphic novel by Scott Chitwood and Paul Ens, Afterburn is set in a future where solar flares have left half the world a ravaged wasteland filled with mutants and pirates. Buried beneath the ash and rubble are priceless artifacts and some of the world’s most valuable works of art — for which wealthy Americans will pay any price. The story centers on a treasure hunter who leads his team into the quarantine zone, braving rival bounty hunters, rogue armies, pirate gangs and deadly mutants along the way.

Neal Moritz, Toby Jaffe, Tobey Maguire and Ryan Kavanaugh are producing.

Afterburn Comic Book

Via : THR

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