By the time Sam Worthington graces the screen in March 2010 for Clash of the Titans, the Aussie-import will have gone from completely unknown to geek actor no. 1. Terminator: Salvation, Avatar, Titans -- the guy clearly takes genre work seriously.

Looks like Worthington isn't getting tired of it either, because he's attached to appear in another sci-fi property. The first installment of comic book mini-series The Last Days of American Crime won't hit shelves until January 19, but an adaptation of the series is already under way with Worthington on board.

Penned by Rick Remender and illustrated by Greg Tocchini, The Last Days of American Crime seems to take a page out of the 'ol Philip K. Dick book of oppressive future governments by envisioning an America where the feds covertly broadcast a signal preventing citizens from breaking the law. Remender comes to the table with a wealth of sci-fi/geek street cred. -- if the name doesn't sound familiar, he's recently worked on The Punisher (Dark Reign: The List - Punisher) and the still on-going sci-fi comic series Fear Agent. Before his comic days, Remender was an animator, with credits on The Iron Giant and Titan A.E.

There's been talk of a Fear Agent screen adaptation as well, and with something popping up under Remender's imdb.com page as "in development", we hope to have more news on that in the future.

(via Variety)
categories Movies, Sci-Fi