Lawrence and St. John to Adapt Sgt. Rock

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Heat Vision reports that Sgt. Rock, based on the WWII hero from DC Comics, will be directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Constantine) from a script by Chad St. John (The Days Before).

Joel Silver, who has been steering the project for nearly 20 years, is teaming with Akiva Goldsman, who recently boarded as producer, to bring the project to the big screen via Warner Bros. Silver Pictures’ Andrew Rona also is producing, and Weed Road’s Kerry Foster is executive producing.

Sgt. Frank Rock was the leader of his infantry unit, Easy Company. He first appeared in a 1959 issue of “Our Army at War.” In 1977, the comic was renamed “Sgt. Rock” and ran until 1988.