Deadline Hollywood reports that Zac Efron is attached to star in Universal Pictures’ adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ graphic novel Fire.
In the film, based on the Image Comics title, Efron will play a college student who is recruited by the CIA, only to find that he has been trained for a program that creates expendable agents.
Bendis will write the script for the movie. Neil Moritz will produce with Circle of Confusion’s David Engel. Efron and Alchemy Entertainment’s Jason Barrett will be executive producers.
In a separate deal at Warner Bros., Efron has signed to star in a Back to the Future-like film that combines two projects – a pitch from writer Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski and a WB project called Algorithm that the studio was developing for director Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall).