Benderspink has hired helmer Steven C. Miller to direct Area 52, a sci-fi action film based on the Image Comics series by Brian Haberlin. Newcomer Jack Phillips wrote the adaptation of the comic.
At a storage facility in Antarctica that houses top-secret alien wares after Nevada’s Area 51 is done testing them, an Army nurse must restore order after a mercenary attack has unleashed a menacing terror.
Chris Bender and JC Spink will produce for Benderspink with Quattro partner Jim Strader. Haberlin will exec produce.
Benderspink also has Power and Glory and Y, the Last Man at New Line, The Ghouly Boys at Mandate and Pet Robots at Disney.
Miller’s first feature, zombie horror film Automaton Transfusion, has been making the rounds of the festivals and was acquired by Dimension.