- STRIKEFORCE: MORITURI WILL GET THE BIG SCREEN TREATMENT
The short-lived 1980s Marvel Comics series Strikeforce: Morituri will reportedly be turned into a feature film.
According to Variety, the screen rights to the title were snagged by Waterman Entertainment who have tapped the series' creator-writer, Peter B. Gillis, to script the movie along with Connor Cochran. Jeff Beard will produce.
It looks like the film plans to start filming in December.
Strikeforce: Morituri, which ran from 1986 to 1989, was set on an Earth nearly conquered by resource-stealing alien invaders. A scientific process is designed to give a squadron of humans super-powers to fight the aliens, but it also dooms them to die within a year. The series followed the heroic exploits of the strike force who knew they're doomed regardless of how they fare against the aliens.
"The premise of Strikeforce is one that hasn't been explored in film before and we believe will resonate with today's film and comic book fans," exec VP Tucker Waterman told Variety. "In the spirit of Comic-Con and with the help of the distinguished Peter Gillis, we're eager to bring this story to life."