Sgt. Rock Ditches WW2 For The Future

Producer Joel Silver tells The Los Angeles Times that the long-gestating comic book adaptation “Sgt. Rock” has moved into a higher gear.

Part of the reason it seems is that Silver just received a new draft of the script this week and the story will not be set during World War II but rather take place in the not-too-distant future.

Silver says “It’s a little bit in the future. As a war movie, it’s not going to be ‘where it’s been,’ it’s going to be ‘where it’s going.’ We didn’t want to do Iraq, we didn’t want to do a contemporary war. We wanted to do a sort of futuristic war.”

The famed producer adds “It’s pretty strong. Chad St. John wrote the script and we’ve got Francis Lawrence involved in developing it with us. It’s not a ‘go’ movie yet but I’m feeling good about it.” The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.