With this new role, Sam Worthington becomes sci-fi's go-to guy

Sam Worthington is rapidly becoming the guy for sci-fi/fantasy epics. First Terminator Salvation, next Avatar, then Clash of the Titans, and now comes news that he's going to star in The Last Days of American Crime, based on a comic book.

Here's Variety's description:

Set in the not-too-distant future, story involves the U.S. government's plans to secretly broadcast a signal that makes it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts.

Based on Rick Remender's comicbook of the same name, "Last Days of American Crime" will hit shelves next month as a bi-monthly, three-issue miniseries. Greg Tocchini illustrates.

What little we've seen of the Aussie actor so far tells us he's the right guy for these kinds of roles, the quality of his films notwithstanding. Whatever you thought of Terminator Salvation, we thought Worthington did as well as he could with the cyborg role of Marcus Wright. And he's got a nice intensity and physicality, not to mention commitment: He's told us he'll do anything to make a movie work.

Avatar, which could be his big break, opens Dec. 18.

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