Gerard Butler is in talks to star in Relativity Media's sci-fi adventure Afterburn, for Neal H. Moritz's Original Films and Tobey Maguire's Maguire Entertainment.

According to Variety, Antoine Fuqua is in negotiations to direct.

Afterburn will be based on the graphic novels published by Red 5 Comics and set against the backdrop of a postapocalyptic Earth whose Eastern Hemisphere was destroyed by a massive solar flare. The story centers on treasure hunters aiming to extract such items as the Mona Lisa amid competition from rival hunters, mutants and pirates.

The project is based on Matt Johnson's adaptation of the Red 5 title, penned by Paul Ens and Scott Chitwood.