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Summit to Adapt 'Area 52' Comic

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Sep 27, 2011 | 4:06pm EDT

7844634.jpgHollywood's ongoing obsession with all things extra-terrestrial is showing no signs of letting up. Deadline.com reports that Area 52, an alien-themed comic that enjoyed a four-issue run in 2001, has been targeted for big-screen adaptation by Summit Entertainment. The comic, penned by Ben Haberlin, concerns a top secret "government storage dump for otherworldly discoveries, manned by a ragtag group of misfits who have been exiled to the middle of nowhere to staff it. When an alien killing machine is accidentally hatched in this repository, the group must band together and use the stored mythological weapons and artifacts to save themselves and the world." Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian will produce the live-action adaption, while J.C. Spink will exec-produce.

Source: Deadline.com

One of the more highly anticipated alien-oriented films of 2012 is Battleship. Check out the trailer to the surefire blockbuster:

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