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Nevermind Roswell, Area 52 is Coming to the Big Screen

Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Variety

I'm sure we're all familiar with the "incident" at Roswell, New Mexico back in 1947 that sparked decades of speculation and conspiracy theories involving a government cover-up of a crashed alien spacecraft.  This has become so ingrained in American pop-culture that it, and the mythos (if I can call it that) surrounding Roswell and Area 51 has become a staple of genre and science fiction films (not to mention books, television, and comics).

But enough about Area 51, let's talk about Area 52.  It's a sci-fi action-based series developed by Image Comics, and it has been optioned for a feature film adaptation.  Variety reports that relative new-comer Steven C. Miller will direct.

Read more after the jump! 


Area 52 is set in a military installation in the Antarctic where all the "junk" researchers at Area 51 don't understand or don't care about is stored.  It's considered the most boring job in the military, until something goes wrong (which inevitably it does).

In the screenplay adaptation written by Jack Phillips, the cause of all the problems is a mercenary attack that unleashes "a menacing terror".  It's up to an Army nurse to restore order. 

Hmmm…might they be trying for a Ripley-esque heroine?