Sgt. Rock, the iconic World War 2 war (super)hero from DC Comics, was one of the more talked about comic book movie adaptations during the height of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s popularity. The Sgt. Rock movie was supposed to be one of Arnie’s next projects and there was a general consensus that he would be perfect for the role. Unfortunately, the project failed to materialize.
Now, more than a decade later, the Sgt. Rock movie has been revived. According to producer Joel Silver, the project has been given new life at Warner Bros. Pictures. Silver revealed that for this planned adaptation, the setting won’t be during World War II. The new plan is for Sgt. Rock to perform his call of duty in a war in the “not too distant future.” Silver further revealed that they want it to be a movie where the direction for the character is “where it’s going” and not “where it’s been.” The whole vision for the movie is for a futuristic war where Sgt. Rock will figure prominently. The scrtip is already finished and director Francis Lawrence is helping in the development of the movie. There is still no go signal from Warner that would officially mean the project is officially in production but hopefully 2010 is the magic year when we will finally see Sgt. Rock being made into a movie.