Sam Raimi And Tom Cruise Pair Up For Comic Book Adaptation

19 08 2008

How Tom Cruise continues to be a bankable star in Hollywood, I’ll never know, but I do know that, with the exception of Spider-Man 3, Sam Raimi is a pretty trustworthy guy when it comes to adapting comic book material. The new project that is bringing the two together is an adaptation of a comic called Sleeper.

From SlashFilm:

‘Written by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips, the story follows a covert “sleeper” operative named Holden Carver (aka The Conductor), who is fused with an alien artifact that makes him not only impervious to pain , but also able to pass it along to others through skin contact. Carver has been placed undercover in a villainous organization led by TAO (a WildC.A.T.s villain from Alan Moore’s run). But when the only guy who knows that he is an undercover agent goes into a coma, Carver must question right and wrong, as he falls and for a member of the group while rising through he ranks.’

I haven’t actually read the comic series, but based on the synopsis, it seems like an interesting concept and should work well in movie form. I’ll be able to really make a decision once a trailer is released and since filming hasn’t even started yet, we’ve got a while.

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