Variety broke news last night that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are producing a comic book movie for Warner Bros.
“Sleeper” — set in noir universe where a few people are spontaneously developing superpowers — follows Holden Carver, a man who can absorb pain and pass it on to others, as he infiltrates a criminal organization on behalf of a law enforcement agency. His allegiances come into question, especially when he falls for the alluring killer, Miss Misery.
The DC Entertainment property has been in development for some time, according to the report, and those who have been with the site for a long time may remember that Sam Raimi and Tom Cruise were working on this project previously. With the big Ben Affleck as Batman deal, it makes sense that the duo can bring any project they want to Warner Bros. and get it moving again.
Shawn Ryan (showrunner of The Shield) and David Wiener (Last Resort) will be writing the script.