Tom Cruise and Sam Raimi are teaming to produce the Warner Bros. Pictures comic adaptation “Sleeper” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Written by Ed Brubaker from 2003-2005 for DC Comics, “Sleeper” centers on an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain and allows him to pass it on to others through skin contact.
He is placed undercover in a villainous organization by an intelligence agency and falls for a member of the group, named Miss Misery.
Cruise is loosely attached to star in the adaptation which Raimi would produce and the project could be turned into a possible franchise.
Timing is in question as Cruise is attached to several projects right now including the comedy “Food Fight” and the thriller “The Tourist”.