Well the word is now out! Deadline discovered that Gerard Butler (300) is in talks to star in the movie adaptation of Afterburn. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) is also in talks to direct. Nothing is official yet, so stay tuned for more details. You can read more at Variety, ComingSoon.Net, SuperheroHype.Com, Empire Online, and other fine outlets.
You may remember that the film was optioned by Tobey Maquire (Spider-Man), producer Neal Moritz (Battle Los Angeles, I Am Legend), and Relativity Media. A draft of the script was completed by Matt Johnson (Into the Blue) and another pass at it will be taken by Christian Gudegast (A Man Apart).
You may be saying, “How can I check out the comic??” Well let us tell you! If you’re looking for a hard copy, it’s going to be hard to find. Most comic shops sold out of it and we haven’t done the trade paperback yet. But if you find us exhibiting at conventions, we have plenty of copies to sell you. You can also download them for the iPhone, iPad, PSP, PC, and Droid via Comixology, iVerse, and Panelfly. And if you STILL can’t find them, e-mail us on the site and the creators of Afterburn will help you get copies of the comic in your hot little hands. Did Stan Lee ever do that for you? No, I didn’t think so!