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Len Wiseman to develop 'Shrapnel'

MUMBAI: Len Wiseman has been assigned to develop and direct a film adaptation of the graphic novel Shrapnel for Radical Pictures.

Wiseman said that he was browsing a comic-book stores with his 10-year-old daughter, when he happened upon the comic the day it hit the shelves. He immediately had his agent scout for the rights.


The graphic novel describes a sci-fi future where humans have colonised the solar system and formed a Solar Alliance to govern the planets. The story focuses on Venus, the last rebellious holdout, and a self-exiled former Marine who teaches the colonists how to fight back.


Wiseman also plans to direct the video game adaptation Gears of War for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. and is producing the original sci-fi action thriller Nonstop for DreamWorks.

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