Deadline is reporting that TRON 3 writer Jesse Wigutow has been hired by Universal to write the big screen adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis graphic novel Fire. Originally announced over three years ago, the film will star Zac Efron who is also on board as an executive producer.
In the film, based on the Image Comics title, Efron will play a college student who is recruited by the CIA, only to find that he has been trained for a program that creates expendable agents.
Original Films’ Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe will produce the film along with Circle of Confusion’s David Engel. Check back here for more updates on the project as we learn them.