November 15, 2010 Deadline has it that Relativity Media is negotiating a deal that will bring AFTERBURN, Red 5’s sci-fi comic by Paul Ens and Scott Chitwood, to the big screen. Word is Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY, BROOKLYN’S FINEST) is being courted to direct, Gerard Butler (300, LAW ABIDING CITIZEN) to star in the film. Not a bad pairing if I do say so myself!
Matt Johnson (INTO THE BLUE) wrote the AFTERBURN adaptation, though his script will likely be reworked by A MAN APART scribe Christian Gudegast. The story centers on a team of treasure hunters who mine valuables from a planet whose surface was scorched by a solar flare.
Courtesy of: http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/gerard-butler-antoine-fuqua-in-talks-for-sci-fi-comic-book-flick-afterburn&order=desc