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One of the fastest sellers at Comic-Con International 2010 was a book called Last Man Standing from Heavy Metal. Written and drawn by Dan Luvisi, the graphic novel focuses on the adventures of Gabriel, a super-soldier from 600 years in the future, as he goes from celebrity hero to man on the run. Paramount Pictures quickly snagged the movie rights, but has only now announced, courtesy of Variety, that writer David Leslie Johnson will tackle the adaptation.
Johnson, who started off as an assistant for Frank Darabont on movies like The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption, not only wrote 2009’s horror hit Orphan, but also this year’s Red Riding Hood and a draft of Wrath of the Titans, the Clash of the Titans sequel expected to come out in 2012. With his experience working on fantasy, horror and action flicks, Johnson seems like a great candidate to adapt the sci-fi action story for the big screen.