Tommy Wirkola has inked a deal with Relativity media to write and direct their adaptation of a sci-fi comic, Afterburn. Gerard Butler is set to star in the film.

The film is based on the graphic novel by Scott Chitwood and Paul Ens, the story is set in a future where solar flares have left half the world a ravaged wasteland filled with mutants and pirates. Buried beneath the ash and rubble are priceless artifacts and some of the world's most valuable works of art, which wealthy Americans will pay any price for. The story focuses on a treasure hunter (Gerard Butler) who leads his team into the quarantine zone, facing rival bounty hunters, rogue armies, pirate gangs and deadly mutants along the way.

Neal H. Moritz, Toby Jaffe, Tobey Maguire and Ryan Kavanaugh are producing.