The Los Angeles Times chatted with producer Joel Silver who revealed that Warner Bros. Pictures has revived the comic book adaptation Sgt. Rock, but won't set the film during WWII, like the comic book, but is aiming for the not-too-distant future.
"I'm really close on that now," Silver said of the Sgt. Rock film. "What we've done is gone back to it and we've done a new draft that actually came in this week. We have a shot at that one now. I feel good about it. That one might happen."
"It's a little bit in the future," Silver said. "As a war movie, it's not going to be 'where it's been,' it's going to be 'where it's going.' We didn't want to do Iraq, we didn't want to do a contemporary war. We wanted to do a sort of futuristic war. It's pretty strong. Chad St. John wrote the script and we've got Francis Lawrence involved in developing it with us. It's not a 'go' movie yet but I'm feeling good about it."
No production date has been set.