Bruckheimers Alien Legion

The space troopers of Alien Legion are heading for the big screen courtesy of Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

"Alien Legion has been optioned for some time," confirmed Alien Legion co-creator Carl Potts in an interview with USA Today. "The script is currently in its third rewrite. Bruckheimer's never done a science-fiction movie before*, so that challenge, I think, is something that would hold his interest. The success they've had with blending CGI and live-action characters in The Pirates of the Caribbean series could translate easily to an Alien Legion film."

(* Not strictly true – he produced Armageddon, but he's never done this type of sci-fi before so we'll let Potts off.)

Created in 1984 by Potts, Alan Zelenetz and Frank Cirocco, Alien Legion was published by Marvel’s "adult" Epic imprint and followed the members of an intergalactic military unit called Force Nomad. It went on to become the longest running Epic comic series, and is about to undergo a revival at Dark Horse comics with a four-issue mini-series next year.

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