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'Gretel' Helmer Experiences "Afterburn"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday April 17th 2012 12:06AM
'Gretel' Helmer Experiences "Afterburn"

Tommy Wirkola ("Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," "Dead Snow") is attached to rewrite and direct the adaptation of the sci-fi comic "Afterburn" at Relativity says Heat Vision.

The story is set in a future where solar flares have left half the world a ravaged wasteland. Gerard Butler is attached to star as a treasure hunter who leads his team into the quarantine zone, braving rival bounty hunters, rogue armies, pirate gangs and deadly mutants along the way.

Gerard Butler remains attached to star in the film while Antoine Fuqua was previously linked as director. Neal Moritz, Toby Jaffe, Tobey Maguire and Ryan Kavanaugh are producing.

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