Fans of the World War II hero Sgt. Rock, may want to divert your eyes now.Â DC Comics, Joel Silver, Francis Lawrence and Chad St. John are taking the story and moving it into the future.
â€œInglourious Basterdsâ€ notwithstanding, period war movies have not been in vogue in Hollywood for years, unless it was a more serious contemplation of the subject like â€œSaving Private Ryan.â€ Also, American jingoism went out of style after 9/11; even this summerâ€™s G.I. Joe movie dropped the toyâ€™s â€œA Real American Heroâ€ tagline and made the action team internationally focused.
There’s some good reasoning behind moving the story to “the future”, although there’s no word if that future is modern day, or the future future, where our Robot Overlords have risen up to enslave humanity.