John Cox has been hired to write Sgt. Rock, an adaptation of DC Comics’ World War II adventure series being produced by Joel Silver for Warner Bros. Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Sgt. Frank Rock was the leader of his infantry unit, Easy Company. He first appeared in a 1959 issue of “Our Army at War.” In 1977, with the character’s steadily rising popularity, the comic was renamed “Sgt. Rock” and ran until 1988.
The property has long been in development at Warners, with such writers as Brian Helgeland, John Milius, David Peoples, Jeffrey Boam and Steven De Souza having tackled the adaptation.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter