Sam Worthington teams with Radical Studios

4:01 PM PST 06/30/2010 by Borys Kit, AP

'Avatar' star's new company Full Clip inks imprint deal

Radical Studios is teaming up with "Avatar" star Sam Worthington and his newly formed company Full Clip Prods. on an imprint deal to create and develop intellectual property that would be published with an eye toward screen adaptations.

Michael Schwarz and John Schwarz are partners with Worthington in Full Clip, and Worthington and John Schwarz would star in select projects.

The first project out of the gate is "Damaged," which, according to the companies, "centers on two brothers committed to justice in different ways -- one inside the law, one violently beyond it."

John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz created the concept, and David Lapham, the writer-artist behind comics including "Stray Bullets," is writing the graphic novel.

A writer hasn't yet been tapped to write the screenplay for a feature adaptation, which would see the Schwarz brothers and Radical president Barry Levine producing. Worthington and Radical executive vp Jesse Berger would exec produce.

The imprint deal is a first for Radical, which is working with Hollywood players to bring their graphic novels to the big screen. It recently partnered with Imagine for an upcoming dark take on fairy tales called "Legends" and is developing "Oblivion" with "Tron Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski.

Worthington and Radical were already working on adapting the graphic novel "Last Days of American Crime," to which Worthington is attached to star and produce, when the idea for a deeper partnership sprang.
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