Brian Michael Bendis Confirms New Draft For The Adaption Of "Fire" Recently Submitted To Universal Studios

Bendis has currently submitted a new script to Universal Studios for the adaption of his Image Comics graphic novel, "Fire".

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By Mark Julian - 11/21/2011

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EXCLUSIVE: Writer Brian Michael Bendis has confirmed to me via Twitter that he's just recently submitted his latest draft for the adaption of one of his earliest works, the graphic novel, "Fire". The film currently resides at Universal and tells the story of Benjamin "Ben" Furst, a young, average American citizen and his recruitment by the C.I.A. for Project Fire; a program which seeks to determine whether ordinary citizens can be turned into C.I.A. assassins. The film will star Zac Efron, who will also serve as Executive Producer. This will continue Efron's trend of looking for serious roles that will allow him to shed his High School Musical image. Efron is looking to break into the action genre, with both "Fire" and "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman," currently For in development.

Fire was originally a two-issue creator-owned comic book mini-series written and drawn by Brian Michael Bendis and published by Caliber Comics. It was later republished as a single volume by Image Comics.

Fire was among Bendis's first works to draw critical acclaim. Its success gave him a much wider audience and helped pave the way for A.K.A. Goldfish and Jinx.

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marvel72 - 11/21/2011, 2:59 AM
never heard of it,casting zac efron puts me off.
ZombieOverEasy - 11/21/2011, 3:21 AM
"...allow him to shed his High School Musical image."

Death is the only way he'll ever meet this goal. I don't see how he can ever been seen as anyone BUT "That dude from those High School Musical movies."

Even if he ends up in some good flicks. Like Timberlake to me is still "That dude from NSync" and it takes me forever to get around to watching anything he's in. I'm still waiting for that Time movie to hit rental. Alpha Dog was good and so was Social Network, but anytime I see Timberlake listed, I'm like "Eh...wait for rental on that." Efron's going to be the new Timberlake.

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