Mandeville Films, the production company behind Bruce Willis' new near-future action movie, Surrogates, adapted the picture from a Top Shelf comic book and is apparently going back to the medium for more movie inspiration. Currently in production on director David O. Russell 'sThe Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, Mandeville is looking to make a live-action adaptation of the short-lived Com.x comic book Cla$$war. The comic is about a government-created superhero who fights back after discovering the truth about the program that created him.
Mandeville's David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will co-produce Cla$$war with Alexander Content's Rick Alexander, much to the delight of Com.x publishers Eddie Deighton and Ben Shahrabani.
We're very excited to be partnering with a production company that has a solid grasp of the comic book market. This is such an important title for us that we wanted to ensure it's treated with the sensitivity the material and its fans deserve. I can't wait to see its heroes rocking the big screen.
The Cla$$war comic book was written by Rob Williams with art by Trevor Hairsine and Travel Foreman.