Having wrapped his glorious, mullet-adorned work on “Machine-Gun Preacher”, Gerard Butler had been sniffing around for his next project. He may land, so say Deadline, on Afterburn, a comic-book adaptation that may be helmed by Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, Training Day, King Arthur).

Afterburn is set after a massive solar flare has scorched half of the earth’s surface, with treasure hunters scavenging for whatever may have been left in the wake of the flare. Matt Johnson (Torque, Into the Blue) has written the script, although apparently it is going to go through a rewrite at the hands of Christian Gudegast (A Man Apart) before going in front of the cameras.

So far, Butler and Fuqua are both just “in talks”. We will let you know as soon as we hear anything more on this interesting sounding project.

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