Tobey Maguire Warms To Afterburn

Tobey Maguire and Neal Moritz will produce “Afterburn,” an adaptation of the Red 5 Comics series for Relativity Media reports the trades.

The sci-fi adventure is 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 for the right price extract such objects as the Mona Lisa, the Rosetta Stone and the Crown Jewels while facing rival hunters, mutants and pirates along the way.

No writer for the adaptation is on board. Maguire next appears in a cameo in Tropic Thunder and is developing a live-action adaptation of the anime classic Robotech, which he is producing.