Joel Silver, producer of the comic book adaptation of SGT. ROCK, told the LOS ANGELES TIMES  the film's setting is changing course.
Rather than taking place during World War II, the plan now calls for the main character to serve his country in the near future.
"It's a little bit in the future," Silver said. "As a war movie, it's not going to be 'where it's been,' it's going to be 'where it's going.' We didn't want to do Iraq, we didn't want to do a contemporary war. We wanted to do a sort of futuristic war. It's pretty strong. Chad St. John wrote the script and we've got Francis Lawrence involved in developing it with us. It's not a 'go' movie yet but I'm feeling good about it."