The story of how LAPD investigators found actor Nicolas Cage's prized, near-mint copy of Action Comics No. 1, featuring the first appearance of Superman, in a storage unit purchased in an auction after stolen and missing for 11 years, headed to the big screen with Lionsgate acquiring the caper comedy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Balls of Fury co-writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon co-wrote the script about some comic book fanatics who attempt to steal Cage’s prized comic. Cage recovered his long-missing and extremely valuable Superman comic and broke auction records when the comic sold for $2.1 million at auction last November.
Peter Principato and Paul Young joined Garant and Lennon as producers on the film. No word if Cage will play himself in the movie, although the part was written with him in mind.
Ironically, Cage was set to star in a Superman movie to be directed by Tim Burton before Warner Bros. pulled the plug on the movie.
Perhaps Cage might consider a different type of Superman movie, one that involves his rare comic book.