Newbie scribe Brad Inglesby has been hired to adapt the DC Comics/Wildstorm graphic novel “Sleeper”.
Written by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips,
“Sleeper” is a high-tech noir series published from 2003-05 that puts
superheroes in a stylish, hard-boiled crime saga not unlike “The
Departed.” The protagonist, Holden Carver, is a spy stranded in a
criminal organization but in possession of a superhuman imperviousness
to pain derived from an alien artifact.
Sam Raimi and Josh Donen are producing through their
Stars Road Entertainment company. Gregory Noveck will oversee for DC,
and Matt Reilly and Matt Milam will oversee for Warner Bros.
Tom Cruise, though not formally attached, reportedly has shown interest in the material.