Best known for the Korean actioner ‘The Villainess’, JUNG BYUNG-GIL is taking his talents to Hollywood to direct AFTERBURN starring GERARD BUTLER (Den Of Thieves).

Described as a cross between ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Mad Max’, the sci-fi action thriller is based on the Red 5 comic book and follows “a group of treasure-hunters for hire who “recover” exotic valuables from an Earth half-destroyed by a devastating solar flare, which has left a wily world roamed by mutants, rival pirates and assorted derelicts”.

‘Afterburn’ is produced by Tobey Maguire and Neil Moritz (I Am Legend, xXx) with production set to begin late this Summer.

Stay tuned.

SOURCE: City On Fire