Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and partner Jennifer Todd are planning to produce ‘Sleeper’, DC Veritgo property, with Warner Bros. Entertainment. Shawn Ryan and David Wiener are set to write the film, Ryan is best known as the creator and showrunner of “The Shield.” Wiener worked with Ryan on ABC’s “Last Resort,” which Ryan co-created.
‘Sleeper’, a ‘noir’ style comic series written by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips. ‘Sleeper’ was set in the Wildstorm Universe and concerned the travails of Holden Carver, a covert operative who has been placed undercover in a villainous organisation led by TAO, a WildC.A.T.s villain from Alan Moore’s run. The Wildstorm Universe is a fictional shared universe where the comic books published by Wildstorm take place. It represents an alternate history of the real world where ideas such as interstellar travel and superhuman abilities are commonplace.
‘Sleeper’ is a spin-off of ‘Point Blank’, a mini-series about Grifter from Wildcats and John Lynch from Gen that was also written by Ed Brubaker. The series dates back from 2003 – 2004.