NL's number up for 'Drafted' duty

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New Line has picked up "Drafted," a comic book adaptation to be produced by Benderspink.

In the book, aliens come to Earth and warn mankind of an imminent invasion from another alien species. The first group of aliens drafts humans into boot camps and trains them to defend themselves against the invaders.

The company secured the film rights to the Devil's Due Publishing property at Comic Con International in July.

Richard Brener and Dave Neustadter are shepherding for New Line, while Jake Weiner and Jon Silk will oversee for Benderspink. Josh Blaylock of Devil's Due is co-producing. Writers are being sought.

"Drafted" is the latest comic book property being developed by Benderspink, which has muscled its way as one of the go-to places for comics since producing the critically acclaimed adaptation "A History of Violence."

Other comic-based projects the company is developing include "Y: The Last Man," "Ex Machina" and "Power and Glory" at New Line; "Ghouly Boys" at Mandate; "Pet Robots" at Disney; "Preacher" at HBO; and "The Pro" at Spike TV.
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