Rights to the graphic novel The Expendable One have been purchased by Intrepid Pictures. Jason M. Burns' action comic revolves around a regular Joe who accidentally drinks a scientific potion and then discovers he has the power to regenerate any kind of energy. The guy subsequently becomes a hero, using his new found abilities for the good of mankind.

Shane Kuhn and Brendan Cowles have been hired to write the screenplay. According to Variety, the duo is also writing the film Twitch for Sony. Their directorial debut Drive-Thru will be released by Lionsgate later this spring.

Burns is set to direct his first independent feature, Diary of a Jealous Man later this year from his own script. There is no word on when The Expendable One will go into production.