We /charlize-theron-joins-rupert-wyatts-agent-13/reported yesterday that Charlize Theron has signed on for Rupert Wyatt's upcoming sci-fi action film Agent 13. Today comes the news that Universal Pictures has picked up the project.

Agent 13 is based on a little known comic book from 1988, created by G.I. Joe and Transformers series writers Flint Dille and David Marconi, who most recently wrote the 2007 sequel Live Free or Die Hard.

The main character in the comic book is male, and will remain that way. Charlize Theron is taking on a role that is not known at the moment. Some speculate she will play Maggie Darr, an operative in Agent 13's service who battles supernatural elements, complete with noir-ish overtones.

There is no word on when shooting is set to start.

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