John Cox, who has projects in development at the USA Network and ESPN, has been tapped by by Joel Silver for Warner Bros. Pictures to write SGT. ROCK, an adaptation of DC Comics' World War II adventure comic, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Sgt. Frank Rock was the leader of his infantry unit called Easy Company. He first appeared in a 1959 issue of OUR ARMY AT WAR. As the characters popularity rose, the comic was renamed SGT. ROCK in 1977 and ran until 1988.
Previously Brian Helgeland, John Milius, David Peoples, Jeffrey Boam and Steven De Souza have all penned drafts of the script.
Cox will be writing the screenplay based on a treatment by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, who served as writers on the TV version of DC Comics' THE FLASH and penned the feature version of THE ROCKETEER.
Silver Pictures' Susan Downey, David Gambino and Erik Olsen are shepherding. Courtenay Valenti will oversee for Warners.