Matt Johnson Kicks In The “Afterburn”

Matt Johnson (“Torque,” “Into the Blue”) will adapt Red 5 Comics’ sci-fi series “Afterburn” for Relativity Media says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set against the backdrop of a postapocalyptic Earth whose Eastern Hemisphere was destroyed by a massive solar flare, leaving what life remains mutated from radiation and fallout.

The story revolves around a group of treasure hunters who extract such objects as the Mona Lisa, the Rosetta Stone and the Crown Jewels while facing rival hunters, mutants and pirates.

Neal Moritz’s Original Films and Tobey Maguire’s Maguire Entertainment will produce alongside Toby Jaffe.