Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation, Avatar, Clash Of The Titans) is set to star in the big screen adaptation of Radical Publishing’s upcoming comic “The Last Days Of American Crime“.
The graphic novel was written by Rick Remender and illustrated by Greg Tocchini, described as a mix of heist thriller and sci-fi.
From Radical’s website, here’s the synopsis:
With one week until the end of all crime in the United States, can the last heist in American history be pulled off? In the not-too-distant future as a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans in secret to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. To keep this from the public, the government creates a distraction, installing a new currency system using digital charge cards.
Enter: Graham Brick. A career criminal never quite able to hit the big score, Graham intends to steal one of the charging stations, skip the country, and live off unlimited funds for the rest of his life. But the media has leaked news of the anti-crime signal one week before it was to go live, and now Graham and his team have just a few days to turn the crime of the century into the last crime in American history.
The tension mounts as secrets and double crosses are revealed. While trained killer Kevin Cash goes to retrieve an important component to the heist, his girlfriend Shelby seduces Graham Bricke as they deal with their own set of problems. Left-for-dead gangster Enrique is looking for revenge along with two mysterious cops that are following their every move. With Shelby kidnapped by Enrique’s Mexican gang, can Graham rescue her before time runs out?
Worthington will play the character of Kevin Cash, a safecracker who is enlisted at the last minute in the “last crime in American history” mentioned above. Michael Schwarz and Barry Levine (Splinter, Detroit Rock City) are attached to produce “Last Days Of American Crime”, Remender will adapt his own property and no word as yet on a director. [source: Mania]