Warners & Mangold Hunt A Cyclops

Warner Bros. has acquired film rights to the Alexis Nolent graphic novel “Cyclops” and will develop it as a feature vehicle for helmer James Mangold (“Identity,” “Walk the Line”) reports Variety.

Set in the near future, the actioner concerns mercenary forces whose soldiers wear Cyclops-like cameras in their helmets and broadcast in real time to both central command and living rooms.

One mercenary chosen to lead an elite squad begins to realize he isn’t fighting for freedom and justice as much as for commerce.

Cathy Konrad will produce with Alexandra Milchan and she says that “This is something that Warner Bros. wants to move very quickly on. We already have a shortlist of screenwriters and will be out to people in the next week.”

Another of Nolent’s works, “The Killer”, is in development at Paramount Pictures with David Fincher tipped to direct.