Anthony Bartkewicz
July 23, 2009 AT 07:58 AM EDT

Len Wiseman, director of the Underworld movies and Live Free or Die Hard, has signed on to develop and direct a live-action film version of the graphic novel Shrapnel for Radical Films, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The graphic novel tells the story of a conflict between Earth, which has taken it upon itself to govern the entire solar system, and Venus, the last holdout against colonization.

Radical Publishing, Shrapnel‘s publisher, has several of its other comics properties in development, including “Freedom Formula,” to be produced by X-Men and Valkyrie director Bryan Singer. A Shrapnel video game is also said to be in the works from Zombie Studios.

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