Jerry Bruckheimer's quest to go where no man - or woman - has gone before and oversee a half-decent game-to-movie adaptation is gathering pace with news that he's acquired the rights to 2K Games' Shattered Union for Disney.
The production mogul, currently hard at work on post-production for Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, has tapped J. Michael Straczynski (Changeling) to turn the pixelated apocalypse into something script-like.
Set in a near-future America torn by civil war, the game version of Shattered Union sees Washington D.C. nuked and six sets of ceceded states battling each other across a scared landscape, while a team of European peacekeepers wave their hands in the air and yell "schtop!!". We think.
It's perfect terrain for the man who's already overseen the destruction of significant parts of the US with **Armageddon **and Pearl Harbour. Straczynski, meanwhile, has adapted zombie horror World War Zer****o for Paramount and should be right up to speed on ravaged landscapes and post-apocalyptic mayhem.
Straczynski's next project, Vietnam drama They Marched Into Sunligh****t, is currently in pre-production with Paul Greengrass attached to direct.