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Tobey Maguire Joins Afterburn
Another comic book movie for Spidey star

27 March 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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There's still some doubt about whether Tobey Maguire will reprise his role of Peter Parker for a fourth Spider-Man movie, but he's committed himself to another comic book adaptation that doesn't require form-fitting spandex.

Maguire will topline Afterburn, based on a recently published comic book series by Paul Ens and Scott Chitwood. The story is set on Earth after a cataclysmic solar flare, which has left half the planet scorched and anything living there mutated by radiation. On this ravaged planet we call home, a group of mercenaries make a living by extracting pricey artifacts, like the Mona Lisa and Crown Jewels, for a hefty pay day. But, this being a comic book, they have to face pirates, fellow hunters and mutated creatures along the way.

We're suckers for anything set in a post-apocalyptic world. Sounds like it could be great.

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omega man
why dont they just remake damnation ally and have done with it! More

Posted by omegaman1 at 18:12 on 29 March 2008 | Report This Post

This is cool. Me likey this story, be hard to imagine Tobey Maguire playing a mercenary if he is though... More

Posted by crimebusterofthesea at 12:05 on 28 March 2008 | Report This Post

Why should comic books be given a rest? That's like saying book adaptations should be given a rest. Not every comic book is a Josh Kirby/Stan Lee style superhero piece. The Road to Perdition, From Hell and A History of Violence are all based on comics (although I prefer the film of History to the comic and the comic of From Hell to the film, whereas Perdition I like both versions equally). More

Posted by John Firth at 19:06 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

Please give comic books a rest
Don't get me wrong comic books offer cool characters and intersting stories but stop overloading our screens with them for a while. More

Posted by Taz69 at 18:36 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

why is everyone being a complete fucking idiot and complaining aboout mcguire being a bad choice for a merc. First off, the dude is in really good shape and not at all weedy and secondly we don't know who he's gonna be playing. I've read the book (brilliant by the way) and there are LOADS of characters he could play. More

Posted by clarkkent at 16:26 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

Me likey.
I too love post-apocalyptic set movies. More

Posted by tallaght24 at 13:56 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

Does sound pretty cool...
But I agree, it'll be hard to buy Maguire as a battle-hardened merc. Maybe he's a weedy mutant, scared of daylight? I don't mean that as a reflection on Maguire, I like the guy, but some roles I just can't see him playing. Wonder who's directing this. More

Posted by the ageless stranger at 13:49 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

maguire = wuss
if he's playing a Merc its gonna be ridiculous, frankly: only Shia LeBeouf makes a weedier looking "hero". heres hoping maguire is a cerebral bad guy.... More

Posted by ollyman69 at 12:31 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

maguire = wuss
if he's playing a Merc its gonna be ridiculous, frankly: only Shia LeBeouf makes a weedier looking "hero". heres hoping maguire is a cerebral bad guy.... More

Posted by ollyman69 at 12:11 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

Sweet
Cool title too, More

Posted by johnmcclane at 11:59 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post

Christ that sounds kick-ass. More

Posted by Eomer_King at 10:12 on 27 March 2008 | Report This Post


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