Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to make psychic crime story Sleeper

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are getting back together to adapt a comic book centered around a man who can absorb and pass along pain and his job as a sleeper agent hidden in a massive system of organized crime. It's a little noir with a whole lotta violence, titled Sleeper.


Variety is reporting that Damon and Affleck will be overseeing the production of Ed Brubaker's Sleeper. They're already got a GREAT writer to adapt the comic into a screenplay, Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and David Wiener (Last Resort). So that gets us very, very excited for the Warner Bros. movie. Here's the rundown on the premise from Comic Vine:

Secret Agent Holden Carver is a man on a mission — only nobody left alive seems to know it.

Holden Carver is part of a world-spanning secret organization headed by Tao, super-manipulator and ruthless criminal mastermind. He is also a sleeper agent, forced into a world of evil and treachery by master spy John Lynch, who now lies in an irreversible coma, the only living soul able to bear witness that Carver is actually one of the good guys. Now, ensnared in an ongoing game of cat and mouse, every day is a challenge for Holden to evade detection by those who think he is an ally, avoid capture from those who believe he is a traitor, and somehow survive with his soul intact.

What's a spy to do when no one knows he's been left out in the cold?

This dark drama is completely in these two writers' wheelhouse, so we've got our fingers crossed for this one!



This comic took place in the Wildstorm universe, didn't it? I seem to remember it including some super powered characters too.