Universal Picking Up War Heroes Film Rights

Heat Vision reports that Universal Pictures is in talks to pick up the film rights to Mark Millar and Tony Harris' comic book War Heroes. Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly, who are writing Dr. Strange for Marvel Studios, are in negotiations to write the script.

Michael De Luca, Chris Morgan and Trigger Street's Dana Brunetti are attached to produce. The project was originally set up at Columbia Pictures in 2008 with De Luca producing.

The story centers on a U.S. military experimental program developed in light of dwindling enlistments and the expanding war on terrorism that gives ordinary soldiers superpowers. When a rogue group of the supersoldiers breaks off to form a criminal enterprise, one hero rises from their ranks to prevent catastrophic results.

Millar and Harris are serving as executive producers.