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Producers of 300 and Immortals tackle their next comic book, Atlantis Rising

01.19.2012

Platinum Studios chairman Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and producer Mark Canton (300, IMMORTALS) have announced today that they're putting the Platinum Studios comic "Atlantic Rising" into development, not just as a single film but as a franchise.

Dreamworks had originally optioned the rights to it years ago and was planning on moving forward with Len Wiseman (UNDERWORLD) directing, but plans fell through. Platinum recently reaquired the rights and have teamed with Canton to get it done.

"'Atlantis Rising' has the franchise potential of MEN IN BLACK, which I green lit for Scott while at Sony's Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Companies," says Mark Canton. "I'm looking forward to bringing it to the screen with Platinum as a dynamic, state of the art action thriller."

Scott Mitchell Rosenberg not only created the "Atlantis Rising" comic book but also made "Cowboys & Aliens" with plans to turn it into a movie, such as is all the rage these days.

"'Atlantis Rising' is a provocative sci-fi thriller that at its core brings up the question: whose planet is this?" adds Scott Rosenberg. "We hope to duplicate that achievement after the enormous success of the 'Men in Black' franchise."

They sure like namedropping MEN IN BLACK, don't they? With Canton behind it it'll certainly look interesting, but the comic seems like a pretty silly story about the "Atlanteans" rising up from the ocean to wage war on the surface-dwellers.

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