You can’t keep Sam Worthington away from playing an action sci-fi hero. After breaking out last year with Terminator Salvation and the indie flick Avatar, Worthington is now attached to DreamWorks’ sci-fi take on the literary hero Quatermain. Heat Vision reports that Worthington will not only star but make his debut as a producer on the film. The character originated in H. Rider Haggard’s novel King Solomon’s Mines where he led an expedition into Africa to find his friend’s brother and a treasure of the lost mines. Per Heat Vision, ” DreamWorks’ version is set in a time in which humans have left Earth and sees Quatermain return to the planet from a sojourn in space, embarking on another “King Solomon’s Mines”-style adventure but on a planetwide scale.”
Worthington’s already keeping busy. He’s currently shooting on Ami Canaan Mann’s crime-thriller The Fields, he’s attached to Clash of the Titans 2 and Avatar 2, and he’s been linked to Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future and Dracula: Year Zero. I’m so happy the guy can act and has charisma or else all this would be terrible news.