Fresh off their multimillion dollar acquisition of the script for Fifty Shades of Grey, Universal is looking to acquire Agent 13. The sci-fi film, written by T.S. Nowlin, in recent days has seen the attachment of Charlize Theron and Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt. The adaptation is based on a little known comic book series released in 1988. Written by G.I. Joe cartoon and Enemy of the State screenwriters Flint Dille and David Marconi, the comic is said to have “post-modern overtones, replete with femme fatales and explosive cliffhangers.”
There isn’t much more information online regarding the comic series but Theron would most likely be playing a character named Maggie Darr, since Agent 13 is a man. Theron has been choosing some interesting roles lately. After last year’s Young Adult, she has roles in two highly anticipated summer blockbusters: the Evil Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman and Meredith Vickers in Prometheus.
Rupert Wyatt has been very much in demand since directing Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Agent 13 would most likely be his next film after the sequel to that blockbuster.