Sam Worthington Returns to Sci-Fi with QUATERMAIN

     May 13, 2010

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 QuatermainHeat 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.

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