Len Wiseman to helm Atlantis Rising

Underworld and Live Free or Die Hard helmer Len Wiseman has signed on to direct a big screen adaptation of Platinum Studios’ five-part apocalyptic sci-fi comic book mini-series Atlantis Rising. The book’s official plot description follows:

“After more than a thousand years of peaceful coexistence, Atlantis and the surface world are on the brink of war with the fate of both civilizations hanging in the balance.”

Sounds like a pretty cool concept — a war between the inhabitants of the land and the sea? You can read the first four issues of the comic book for free on drunkduck.com. Transformers writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci originally brought the project to DreamWorks, but it is unclear if they will write the screenplay adaptation. Variety says that Wiseman will probably helm Motorcade first.

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