Johnny Rosenthal To Pen Big Screen Adaptation Of Image Comics Series AREA 52
Area 52 is finally heading to the big screen from the production team behind Red 2 and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, while a screenwriter has been found in the form of Bad Santa 2 scribe Johnny Rosenthal.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Johnny Rosenthal (Bad Santa 2) has been hired by Summit to write the big screen adaptation of Brian Haberlin's Area 52. The project has been in development almost since it was first released by Image Comics way back in 2001, but it was Summit who picked it up last year. Red 2's Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian will produce alongside Benderspink's J.C. Spink, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner. According to the site, "The story follows a group of misfit soldiers stationed at a remote military base in Antarctica known as Area 52 that guard a storage facility in which top-secret, other-worldly technologies and weapons are kept and analysed. A murderous alien, hatched from an artefact, stalks the soldiers, who must defeat it."
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