It looks as if the people at Warner Bros. are finally starting to ramp up the development of the film Sleeper, a project that has been in development for quite some time now, but hasn’t seen much movement until lately. According to a report by Variety, the super-duo of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will be teaming up to produce the long awaited DC Entertainment story.
Joining Affleck and Damon in the producer role will be Alice in Wonderland producer Jennifer Todd.
According to the report by Variety, the studio has brought on The Shield writer Shawn Ryan and The Killing’s David Wiener to pen the script for the film.
Currently, there is no director attached or any sort of casting in place for the film.
The Sleeper project has been in the works for quite some time now. It dates all the way back to 2008 when Warner Bros. attempted to get things going with both Sam Raimi and Josh Donen producing. Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise was rumored be starring in the film as well.
The film is based off of DC Comics’ imprint of the same name, created by award-winning comic book writer and cartoonist Ed Brubaker.
Sleeper is set in a very neo-noir universe, and follows the adventures of a man named Holden Carver. Carver possesses the power of transference. In such, he can absorb pain and then pass it off to someone else; almost like a voodoo doll without the pins, needles, and all around, well…voodoo.
The comic series began its publication in March 2003.